The family Bromeliaceae are epiphytes originating from the southern United States, South America and West Indies, where they grow on trees, stumps and decaying branches. Their colourful bracts last several months, making them ideal house plants, particularly for a warm conservatory or glasshouse. Position the Bromeliad plants for sale in Colchester, Essex, at Poplar Nurseries in bright light, shaded from direct summer sun, such as on west- or south-facing windowsills. Summer temperatures around 21°C (70°F) induce flowering but once the buds form, cooler temperatures 12°C (55°F) will help flowers last longer. Plants require minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F) in winter.