Alcantarea odorata is a giant bromeliad species endemic to Brazil, growing to an enormous 5 feet across. The foliage is most impressive with strap-like pointy leathery pale green leaves frosted with a silver powder form a stunning rosette that brings great color and contrast in the landscape. In the right light it has a soft blue tint. The inflorescence can reach 5 feet high and consists of a tall spike branched with yellow fragrant flowers. It can take anywhere from 3 to 5 years to flower. A hardy bromeliad that will tolerate a range of climates. It can be used as a indoor plant, outdoor container specimen or planted within the landscape.
Maximum Size: H:5' x W:5' + bloom spike
Light: Part Shade/Part Sun
Water: Part Damp