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Alcantarea imperialis Silver Plum

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Size: 30cm
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Botanical Name: Common Names:
Alcantarea imperialis Silver Plum Imperial Bromeliad,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Rosette

A giant Bromeliad that that can get up to 1.5m high by 1.5m wide. The stunning foliage has thick leathery deep purple red strap leaves that form a rosette and bring great colour to the landscape. The flower spike can get to 2m tall with masses of small creamy white flowers, it can take up to 3-5 years before flowering will occur and the flower can last up to 18 months. This Bromeliad is quite hardy and will tolerate a range of climatic conditions. It can be used as a indoor plant, outdoor container specimen or planted within the landscape. The best and brightest colour is achieved when planted in full sun.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Habitat, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mealy Bugs, Scale

Cultural Notes: Requires very little maintenance, this variety will tolerate full sun, shade and wind although a sheltered position protected from frosts and extreme weather is preferable. This is an epiphytic plant, roots are structural. Rarely needs fertilising, water from the top and mist the leaves frequently.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Bromeliaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Purple, Red
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate