There are about 3,000 species of bromeliads (and more being discovered every year). This is one of the most colorful of all the plant families in terms of both foliage and flower varieties. Bromeliads come in an unbelievable variety of colors; some are nearly fluorescent, and many are unique among the plant kingdom. With a few exceptions, bromeliads are monocarpic plants. This means that once they are done flowering, the flowering rosette dies. Fortunately most bromeliads produce offshoots and life goes on.