Alcantarea imperialis is a 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 Janero and can tolerate dry conditions and enjoys basking in full sunlight. Its colors range from green to silver to red usually with deep red on the underside of the leaves.Considered one of the giants of the genus, its leathery leaves can measure up to 6" in width and 5 feet in length. It will takes years of patience before flowering an imposing red Inflorescence that reaches 6 feet in height.
these are small plants approximately 10” in height.
Shipped bare root without pot or soil.
Picture shown is of a mature plant representing what it can look like when grown in the proper conditions.
Buyer receives offset 1/3 to 2/3 size of mature plant.
All plants shipped bare root unless otherwise noted.
|Growth Habit |
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|Very Large Growth Habit|
|Lighting Requirements |
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|Tolerates Some Full Sun,|