Alcantarea odorada

Alcantarea odorada

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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.

Alcantarea odorada

Alcantarea 'Odorada' - 10" Pot

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Alcantarea odorada

Alcantarea 'Odorada' - 4" Pot

$10.00

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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

Temperature: Warm

Water: Part Damp

SKU: 426

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All plants are shipped bare root. What's this?

 

Mature Plant or Offset - What's the difference?


Mature plants are established plants with a root system, usuall full grown or almost full grown to their maximum capable size. 

An offset is a shoot that develops at the base of the plant, rooting to form a new plant identical to its parent. Also called a "pup". Most offsets have less color than mature plants and may or may not have roots. An offset or cutting will also vary, depending on the variety of plant, but will always be ‘ready enough’ to be easily rooted and grown. We follow the basic bromeliad rule for cutting pups which is cutting them off when they are at least half the size of the mother plant. Smaller stoloniferous offsets are good for terrariums. Since offsets cost less than a mature plant, they are recommended for those who want to grow them up to mature plants themselves. Learn more.