Bromeliads are my style plant -- no decent soil needed and basically ignore them. Wow, can't get better than that!
I've planted some by simply moving two rocks out of way, sticking the plant into the hole, then replacing the rocks. What can be easier, eh?
I've noticed that some varieties prefer sun, others shade. But other than that, I treat them all pretty much the same. When I remember to water them, I do. That's pretty sporadic. Otherwise they survive on the rainwater collected at the base of their leaves. Since we get rain frequently at the homestead, the bromeliads do just fine.
Occasionally these things bloom. The blooms vary quite a bit between the different varieties. Some are quite spectacular. I don't know what triggers blooming, but when I least expect it I'll find one blooming its head off.
Another thing, they come in all sorts of sizes. I've got a few miniature types. And on the opposite extreme, I've got a few that are humongous. Then there are the vast number that are in between.
Since most of my bromeliad plants survive my hit and miss attention, they must be one tough plant.