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Alcantarea imperialis 'Julieta'

 Alcantarea imperialis 'Julieta' aka 'Purple Julieta' is actually a cross of imperialis and vinicolor. This large terrestrial bromeliad was once classified as Vriesea Imperialis but is now recognized as part of the genus Alcantarea. It can be found growing on rocky slopes near Rio de Janeiro and can tolerate dry conditions and enjoys basking in full sunlight. Considered one of the giants of the genus, its leathery leaves can measures up to 6" in width and 3 feet in length. It will takes years of patience before flowering an imposing red Inflorescence that can reach 6 feet in height.

Young 10” -14" plants from 6" pot

Shipped without soil with roots trimmed.