Bromeliads have splashy flower displays, but they only flower once during their lifespan under the right conditions. Once the bloom fades, cut the flower stalk at its base. After flowering, the plant usually produces pups or baby offshoots of new plants. Many types of bromeliads are famous for their beautiful foliage; they have multicolored leaves in red, green, purple, orange, and yellow, some including bands, stripes, spots, and other features. Bromeliads for beginners include those found in the Guzmania, neoregelia, and Vriesea genera.