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Alcantarea imperialis (Bromeliad)

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Plant description

alcantarea imperialis bromeliad hellfire 2

alcantarea imperialis bromeliad hellfire 1

A large and spectacular feature plant with broad mainly burgundy red leaves with some dark green colouring. It is a tough and easy care plant which will be an eye catching feature in the garden, and is also brilliant for container growing. When it flowers it is even more striking, with a tall spike to 2 metres tall with creamy white flowers. Will tolerate sun but needs protection from hot sun, and also suits shade. Needs a well drained soil, and do not overwater.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer

Scent

The flowers are sweetly scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.5

Diseases

Rot in too wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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