Established in 1950


The BSI Seed Bank acts as a clearinghouse for the exchange and distribution of bromeliads by seed. This is an excellent method of obtaining many uncommon or even rare plants that have not found their way into common cultivation yet. With a little patience, you can have the satisfaction of growing a plant from germination up to flowering size. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that the seeds are as described. The BSI seed bank has been around a long time and experience shows that most seeds are as described, however, it’s not uncommon to find that some offerings contain hybrid seeds. Conditions of the BSI Seed Bank are as follows:

  • Seed may only be ordered by members of BSI.
  • Packets [at least 10 seeds] are US$3.00 each.
  • Orders being shipped within the USA are shipped for free.
  • You may pay by check or credit card via PayPal. Just email in your order and you will be emailed an invoice that you can pay online.
  • Some seed are in short supply. Please include a substitution list; otherwise a credit memo will be issued that may be exchanged for seed or cash.
  • Any exception to order limits or packet size is listed by that item.
  • Donation of seeds are gladly accepted.
  • Trade of seed will be handled as maximum of two Seed Bank Packets sent to you for each LARGE packet of seed that you send in.
  • Species only.
  • Foreign customers please use international money orders which are available at banks and post offices or just pay online.

Send orders and make checks payable to:

Bryan Windham
2401 43rd St.
Kenner, La. 70065

Below is the latest listing of seeds that are available.

Current Seed List

  1. Aechmea egleriana v. major*
  2. Aechmea emmerichiae
  3. Aechmea kertesziae
  4. Aechmea linguiata
  5. Aechmea mexicana
  6. Aechmea mexicans green form
  7. Aechmea nudicaulis
  8. Aechmea pendulifora
  9. Aechmea recurvata red
  10. Alcantarea simplicisticha
  11. Barfussia laxissima
  12. Billbergia kautskyana
  13. Dyckia brevifolia
  14. Encholirium sp.
  15. Fosterella rusbyi
  16. Guzmania desautelsii**
  17. Guzmania monostachia
  18. Guzmania osyana**
  19. Pitcairnia capixabae
  20. Pitcairnia ferrellingramiae
  21. Pitcairnia flammea v. roseutii
  22. Pitcairnia heterophylla
  23. Pitcairnia heterophylla (red)*
  24. Pitcairnia sceptrigera**
  25. Puya berteroniana
  26. Puya mirabilis
  27. Racinaea fraseri**
  28. Tillandsia atroviridipetala v. longepedunculata
  29. Tillandsia capillaris
  30. Tillandsia chapalillaensis
  31. Tillandsia disticha
  32. Tillandsia juncea
  33. Tillandsia fasiculata
  34. Tillandsia flexuosa
  35. Tillandsia mazatlanensis
  36. Tillandsia pedicellata
  37. Tillandsia retorta
  38. Tillandsia scaposa
  39. Tillandsia schiedeana
  40. Tillandsia straminea AB 863134
  41. Tillandsia tenuifolia
  42. Tillandsia tricholepis
  43. Vriesea corriea-araujoi
  44. Werauhia gladioliflora

* ex Selby Gardens
** ex Botanic Gardens Utrecht

While the purpose of the Seed Bank has been to encourage the growing and distribution of bromeliad species, there have been requests for and donations of seeds from hybrids. The BSI encourages all to participate in the experience of growing from seed and therefore, will on occasion list the availability of donated seeds from other than species bromeliads. Those requesting seeds from this portion of the list should be aware that plants grown from seeds of hybrids will likely not resemble the seed parent and must always be labelled appropriately to avoid confusion.

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