It's a good thing to know which ones need sun to produce more vibrant colored leaves. I don't so am experimenting. This one was nice and bright even in partial shade.
The vibrant red tips of this one faded in the same position.
Better with a bit more light.
Seems fine in the shade.
Please forgive the fallen leaves and blooms from surrounding plants. They'll get a good vacuuming before they come in for the winter. This was a very deep purple earlier in the year but a season in the shade has taken away much of that coloration. Back into the sun it'll go!
'Fire Ball' in the sun.
Same plant grown in shadier conditions.
Another growing in very low light.
'Hallelujah' really wants some sun to color looks it's best.
Cryptanthus look fine with any exposure.
This poor thing got lost under some bigger plants and was growing with practically no light and little water.
One can understand why a common name for Cryptanthus is Ground Stars.
This foliage was gold with these cool purple bars when it came home a couple of years ago but has changed a bit even though it got fairly decent light.
Some poor victims got left in the house and either got over or under watered. Their amazing resilience in my neglectful hands is impressive!
Wait, aren't tillandsias also bromeliads? Why yes they are but this post is already a bit long so the tillandisas will have to wait for a post of their own.
Foliage Follow-Up is hosted by Pam at Digging on the day after bloom day each month to remind us of the important role foliage plays in our gardens. Be sure to check out her blog to see what other leaf -lovers are posting on their blogs!