New Bromeliads Introduced for 2017

We are happy to unveil five new bromeliads joining our plant selection in 2017. Each impressive varietal was chosen for its unique look, spectacular color and high-quality blooms. Our new bromeliads includes four new varieties of Guzmanias and one new Vriesea:




Guzmania Candy Cane – With its playful stripes and pink flower, the Candy Cane is a showstopper. This varietal’s bloom length is 7-9 weeks and can grow up to 18 inches in height. Available in a 4 inch pot.



Guzmania Gwen – The Gwen features a stunning purple bloom which pops against its green leaves. Growing 14-16 inches in height, the bloom length on the Gwen is 6-8 weeks. Available in a 4 inch pot.



Guzmania Margot – The Margot’s bloom ranges from a delicate pink to a creamy white, making this tall beauty both classic and timeless. Growing 24-26 inches in height, the bloom lasts 10-12 weeks. Available in a 6 inch pot.



Guzmania Tatiana – This tropical stunner features tall, red-orange blooms. Growing 17-19 inches in height, its bloom length is 6-8 weeks. Available in a 4 inch pot.



Vriesa Intenso Orange – The unique Intenso Orange will brighten your day with a bloom that ranges from shades of deep to electric orange. This varietal grows 15-17 inches in height, and bloom length is 5-7 weeks. Available in a 4 inch pot.

New Bromeliads Introduced for 2016

We are happy to unveil seven new bromeliads that join our plant selection in 2016. Each impressive species was chosen for its unique look, spectacular color and high-quality blooms. Our new bromeliads includes five new varieties of Guzmania, one new Vriesea and one new Aechmea:




6-inch Aechmea Tayoenisis – With a vibrant pink flower, the Tayoenisis is a showstopper. This varietal’s bloom length is 10-12 weeks and can grow up to 26 inches in height.



6-inch Guzmania Deborah – The colors of the Deborah’s bloom ranges from a deep purple to delicate white, which pops against its green leaves. Growing 22 – 24 inches in height, the bloom length on the Deborah is 8-10 weeks.



4-inch Guzmania Deseo White – The Deseo White appears classic and timeless with its white bloom with just a touch of green on the tips. Growing 14 -16 inches in height, the bloom lasts 6-8 weeks.



4-inch Guzmania Eden – This tropical stunner features tall, electric pink-and-purple blooms. Growing 14-16 inches in height, its bloom length is 6-8 weeks.



4-inch Guzmania Helsinki –This varietal pays homage to the capital of Finland with its salmon-colored bloom that is sure to stand out. Growing 14-16 inches in height, the bloom lasts 6-8 weeks.



4-inch Guzmania Jive – The funky Jive will brighten your day with orange shades ranging from deep to pale. This tall varietal grows 16-18 inches in height with a bloom length of 6-8 weeks.



4-inch Vriesea Era – The unique Era distinguishes itself with striped leaves and a rich orange bloom. It grows approximately 15-17 inches and the bloom length is 5-7 weeks.

Kent’s Bromeliad Proves to Be More Drought Tolerant than Other Popular Flowering Plants

Vista, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The water we drink…not a day goes by that we are not reminded that this precious commodity, once taken for granted, is being adversely affected by those who depend upon it for their very lives—us.

The demand for water is beginning to outstrip the useable supply in many parts of the country due to drought conditions, population increases and pollution of groundwater supplies. Across the nation, people are being asked to cut back on water usage, whether for recreational or commercial agricultural pursuits, and water district-sponsored conservation campaigns are in full swing.

Recent studies indicate that bromeliads require far less water than most other flowering indoor plants, resulting in not only important conservation of water to drought stricken areas of the country, but lower maintenance cost. While azaleas and cineraria require watering 3-4 times a week, chrysanthemums at 2 times a week and African violets, begonias, cyclamen, freesias, lilies and poinsettias at 2-3 times a week, bromeliads need only be watered once every 10 days to 3 weeks depending on light intensity.

In addition, bromeliads have a bloom length of 12 to 16 weeks, while others range from 3 to 6 weeks, to a maximum for some only 6 to 8 weeks.

Watering of bromeliads is minimal even when required. Because of the shape and structure of the plant, water is trapped in the base like configuration and runs down in a spiral fashion into the soil. Filling the plant’s cup requires very little water and homeowners find that bromeliads not only provide the aesthetic qualities they want, but freedom from constant maintenance.

A comparison chart of flowering plant maintenance is available from Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery.

New Bromeliads Introduced for 2015

We are happy to announce the arrival of seven new bromeliads into our 2015 plant selection. Each chosen for their unique look, spectacular color and high-quality blooms, our new varieties will impress to say the least. Our new bromeliads includes six new varieties Guzmania and one new Neoregelia:




6-inch Guzmania Candy – A pink and white stunner that looks as good as its name implies. Candy takes about 8 to 10 weeks to bloom with a plant height of 24 to 26-inches.



4-inch Guzmania Durasno – Slender with a fluorescent pink and salmon coloring, the Durasno has a sensational, elegant look. The bloom length can be from 6 to 8 weeks and will grow up to 15 to 17-inches in height.



4-inch Guzmania Florence – With an outpouring and short rosette shape, the Florence is a charming white and pink beauty. Its bloom length can extend from 5 to 7 weeks and can grow in height 11 to 13-inches.



6-inch Guzmania Lisa – A radiant yellow and orange variety, Lisa’s sunny disposition and exotic appeal can liven up any living space. Its bloom length can be from 10 to 12 weeks and can grow up to 24 to 26-inches in height.



6-inch Guzmania Mara – Truly a sight to behold, the Mara’s attention-getting, tall spine accentuates its classic white bracts. Consisting of a bloom length for 9 to11 weeks, this variety can grow up to 24 to 26-inches tall.



6-inch Guzmania Sumo Sangria – Don’t let its stout name fool you, the Sumo Sangria’s exquisite purple color and impressive shape gives this plant a very magnificent selection. The bloom length can be from 10 to 12 weeks, and can grow in height up to 24 to 26-inches.



6-Inch Neoregelia Cotton Candy – Named after its whimsical pink fluorescent bracts, the Cotton Candy is a cheery and eye-catching neoregelia. The plant’s bloom length is 8 to 10 weeks and can grow up to 11 to 13-inches tall.

New 2014 Plants to Kent's Bromeliad Nursery

At Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery we are excited to announce five new bromeliads to our 2014 product list. The following bromeliads were chosen for their superior color and bloom length to previous similar varieties:

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4” Guzmania Buena Vista – An orange/red beauty that grows to about 11”-13” in height and takes 6-8 weeks to fully bloom.

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4” Guzmania Class – A lighter orange/red with more intricately curved bracts that dance 15”-17” in height. This guzmania takes 8-10 weeks to fully bloom.

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4” Guzmania Victory – The name of this pink guzmania speaks for itself. Reaching to heights of about 12”-14” the victory is a sure thing. The bloom length takes 6-8 weeks.

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6” Guzmania Inferno – Radiant and fierce, the inferno is a striking bromeliad that takes heights of up to 24”-26.” The bloom length will take 10-12 weeks.

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6” Neoregelia Voodoo Doll – These purple neoreglias will put a spell on you. They grow 12”-14” in height and take 8-10 weeks for a full bloom.

We hope you find these new additions to the Kent’s family of bromeliads to your liking. To place an order, please contact us. If you are interested in purchasing these as a consumer, please visit our retailer section to find a store nearest you.

SAF 2013: Kent’s Wins Best in Class Potted Flowering Plant

SAF 2013: Kent’s Wins Best in Class Potted Flowering Plant

The Society of American Florists’ 2013 Outstanding Varieties Competition winners were announced this past November, and Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery has been recognized for our Guzmania Emperor. Voted Best in Class “Potted Flowering Plant,” the Emperor was chosen for its bright, lustrous red bracts and compact, light green rosette. Among the many attributes that blew the judges away this year, they also took into consideration the dependability, longevity, and “graceful curves.”

The SAF holds this competition each year, where ornamental horticultural growers display their best products. Since 1999, Kent’s has developed 35 award winning bromeliads and has won more SAF Awards than any other bromeliad grower in the U.S. In total, Kent’s has earned 41 ribbons, of which six are Best in Class “Potted Foliage/Flowering Plant” awards, eight Blue Ribbons, 24 Red Ribbons, and 3 White Ribbons.