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Alcantarea imperialis 'Purple'
Alcantarea imperialis 'Purple'
Alcantarea imperialis 'Purple'

code: 875

Alcantarea imperialis ‘Purple’

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This color form is a knockout, with extra broad leaves deep burgundy to purplish below in good light, glacous green above. They will retain this color as they mature and it will intensify in stronger light. Other than the color, this is a perfectly typical Alcantarea imperialis; a giant of the bromeliad world, sometimes reaching over five feet high with leaves over eight inches wide, in full rosettes. Gardens of these giants are still found on bare granite slopes in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro where they grow in full sun. Bright light in cultivation brings out a reddish cast in the foliage. Suitable for landscape in warm locations or makes a spectacular potted specimen.

Light Requirements
  • Indirect Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Part sun
  • Full sun
Water Requirements
  • Dry
  • Part Damp
  • Damp
  • Wet
Temperature Requirements
  • Cool
  • Intermediate
  • Warm
Blooming Seasons
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fragrant
  • Not fragrant

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