The Bromeliad Society International (BSI) isn’t some secret society with complicated handshakes and funny hats. It is a well-organized, international non-profit organization.
The Bromeliad is a group of people with a common interest. The Bromeliad Society’s purpose is to “promote and maintain public and scientific interest in the research, development, preservation, and distribution of bromeliads, both natural and hybrid, throughout the world, and to promote fellowship”. It was founded in 1950 and has grown into an organization that has members internationally with many local affiliate societies. The Bromeliad Society’s world headquarters is located in Florida.
The Bromeliad Society’s organization structure has officers and regional directors, a group of honorary trustees from around the world, and committee chairmen.
An important function of the Bromeliad Society includes Bromeliad conservation. The conservation efforts include implementing action steps that promote and support Bromeliads plant and Bromeliad habitat conservation all over the world. Their efforts support biodiversity conservation efforts. The Bromeliad Society is active in Bromeliad conservation in the following ways:
The website that the bromeliad society has is full of useful and accurate information on Bromeliads. Many of the visitors to the bromeliad society website are looking for information on growing and caring for their own bromeliad plant. The information on growing a Bromeliad plant is very specific and detailed. The website includes information on watering, humidity, mounting, potting, air circulation, and pests. There are general guidelines for growing Bromeliad plants and genera specific growing instructions. Included is information on growing Bromeliad plants from seeds and pups.
The website also includes the following information and resources:
The frequently asked questions (FAQ) section is full of information on growing bromeliads and bromeliad plant care is very helpful. The section answers questions about Bromeliad plant blooming, disease, planting, general care, pests, and more.
Shopping for Bromeliad plants and related items can be done from the Bromeliad Society website. The BSI store has publications, software, and more available for purchase. The link “Where to get them” has links to both Bromeliad plant purchase sources in the United States and sources available Internationally. The information is organized with name, address, phone number, contact information, and website (when available).
The Bromeliad Society is a great resource for Bromeliad plant fans. There is plenty of information available for both non-members and members.
Useful Guidelines for Bromeliad Plant Care.