It is important to find the right spot for the right Brom as the conditions required to get the best results vary from variety to variety. One of the major factors in this is light levels. Plants such as Neos, Ananas, Tillandsias, etc. require good light whereas Vrieseas, Guzmanias, Canistrums and Nidulariums will look good grown in shady areas. Most plants will adapt well to 50% or 70% shadecloth under which there are usually areas that are more shady or more light. It is usually better to keep your plants in pots and move them around until you find a position where you feel they respond best. Cryptanthus require semi -shade to look their best.