Dr Abe V Rotor
Miniature pond in the heart of the bromeliad is nursery
and home of many organisms, including frogs and fish.
It is Nature's pond in the sky where bromeliads live as
epiphytes. It constitutes a complete ecosystem.
A seedling of a fig grows from the dead heart of a bromeliad
and develops into a monstrous tree monster - the strangler's fig
or balete, which will eventually colonize and kill the host tree
and all its symbionts.