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Bromeliads | Alcantarea imperialis 'Rubra'

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Product Code:228
Mature Height:1.2-1.5m
Mature Width:1.2-1.5m
Growth Habit:Clumping, Arching
Evergreen or Deciduous:Evergreen
Leaves:Strap-like, Leathery
Leaf Colour:Green/Red
Flower Colour:Red spike/white flowers
Soil Type:Any soil
Soil Moisture Requirements:Well drained
Garden Position:Full sun
Environmental Tolerances:Cold Nights, Seashore / Coastal, Wind
Garden Theme:Subtropical

Plant / Product Features:
Alcantarea imperialis is the most regal and is considered the signature species of this genus. A giant among the bromeliad family for its size and gorgeous colour. Will grow to around 1.2m high and 1.5m wide in ten years. Plant in a sunny position to enhance the red leaf colour. Flower spikes can grow to 2.5m tall, producing hundreds of fragrant white flowers. Doesn't produce 'pups' (plant will die) after flowering which occurs after about 10 years. The leaves are quite leathery and tough with a distinctive waxy bloom over the surface, giving a bluish colouration from a distance. Pest and disease free. Young plants susceptible to frost.

Landscaping Uses:
Stunning addition to the garden that always looks good. Strong architectural form. Excellent feature plant and great for pots.

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Budget: Younger/smaller plants requiring time to grow in, ideal for large areas.
Landscape: Plant sizes used by professional landscapers.
Premium: Plants that have been 'grown on' to provide impact to your planting.
Instant: Large grade specimen trees providing an 'instant' effect.
Alcantarea imperialis 'Rubra'
Alcantarea imperialis 'Rubra'