BROMELIACEAE

 
                                 
 

Of the family Bromeliaceae, the genus Hechtia, commonly known as guapilla, is notable. These plants have very thorny rosettes with thick leaves in which they store water, and come from the very arid zones of the country. The collection also includes some species of the genus Tillandsia, epiphyte plants that absorb water and nutrients from the air through scales on their leaves.

 
Foto Patricia Lagarde, Historias de un Jardín charco del ingenio Ed. Santillana