do I pot up my bromeliad?
type of soil do I use?
to I take care of my bromeliad?
Most Alcantarea have a 8-12 year lifespan from an offset. They produce grass-like offsets throughout their lives. Once mature, they enter the blooming stage. Their blooms range from 3 feet (1 meter) to 6 feet (2 meters) tall and last 2-3 months. After the blooming stage, they usually live another 12 months then die.
CYCLE DE VIE
Partant d’un rejet, la plupart des Alcantarea ont une durée de vie de 8-12 ans. Ils produisent des rejets ressemblant à de l’herbe tout au long de leur vie. Une fois arrivés au stade de maturité, ils ne vont pas tarder à fleurir. Leurs inflorescences mesurent entre 1 et 2 mètres et tiennent 2-3 mois. Normalement, après la floraison, ils vivent encore environ 12 mois avant de mourir.
Von einem Kindel ausgehend, haben die meisten Alcantarea eine Lebensdauer von 8-12 Jahren. Sie bilden ihr ganzes Leben lang grasähnliche Kindel aus. Einmal ausgewachsen, beginnen sie bald zu blühen. Ihre Blütenstände werden 1 bis 2 Meter groß und halten 2-3 Monate. Normalerweise leben sie nach der Blüte noch etwa 12 Monate bevor sie sterben.
Full sun to shade;
Mature size: 5ft H x
A stunning Alcantarea that is making its way through
cultivation, but still is very rare.
WAITING TO RE-STOCK
Full sun to shade;
Mature size: 5ft H x
The rarest and most
expensive bromeliad we sell! There is only one available at this
price. This plant gets massive- reaching over 5 feet wide by tall
in some cases. A large specimen was shown at the 2012 World
Bromeliad conference in Orlando, FL. This is truly a magnificent
bromeliad for the most discerning collector.
10" cont. *NEW* Alcantarea glaziouana 'Variegated' Full sun to shade; Mature size: 5ft H x 5ft W This is a nice Alcantarea that features light stripes of variegation. While the striping is not as prominent as other Alcantarea, it looks better with age. This plant will grow very large and hold many leaves. Plant in mostly full sun or shade.
10" cont. 7gal 10gal Alcantarea imperialis Full sun to shade; Mature size: 4ft H x 5ft W The Imperial Bromeliad- the name says it all. Perfect for outdoor landscaping in FL, TX, LA, CA, and HI or as a potted plant in any other state. This bromeliad handles sun or shade, both low and high humidity, is frost-tolerant, and grows in nearly any well-draining soil. Its leaves have no teeth or spines making them safe for pets and people. Most Imperial Bromeliads live for 8-10 years and then send out an incredible 4-6ft bloom spike. There are several forms of Alc. imperialis, this form has leaves that are burgandy on the bottom and green on top.
6" cont. 3 gal 7 gal 7 gal large Alcantarea odorata Full sun to shade; Mature size: 4ft H x 5ft W Odorata is derived from the word "odor" alluding to the fragrant smell the flowers put off when in bloom. This is the second most popular Alcantarea behind Alc. imperialis. Its leaves are heavily coated with white powder (trichomes) to give them a bright silver appearance. The plant produces dozens of thin leaves which are soft to the touch and have no teeth. This species prefers to be kept dry and can handle quite a bit of frost. Full sun or shade. These look beautiful next to other red, purple, or burgandy-colored plants.
Alcantarea odorata 'Variegated' Full sun to shade; Mature size: 5ft H x 5ft W A very rare variegated form of Alc. odorata, we are trying to stock up on more small plants so we can hopefully sell them in the future. INQUIRE *NEW* Alcantarea regina Full sun to shade; Mature size: 4ft H x 4ft W While this one turns into a nice, large landscape plant and has all the characteristics of the other Alcantarea, it lacks any real color, making it slightly less popular among landscapers and collectors. Maybe it would make a good substitute for Agave or other green plants?