Alcantarea odorada is an extraordinary giant bromeliad species that is native to Brazil, boasting an enormous span of up to 5 feet across. Its foliage is truly impressive, featuring strap-like, pointy, and leathery pale green leaves adorned with a delicate silver powder, forming a stunning rosette. This plant adds captivating color and contrast to any landscape, especially when illuminated by the right light, which gives it a soft blue tint.
The inflorescence of Alcantarea odorada can reach an impressive height of 5 feet, with a tall, branched spike with fragrant yellow flowers. The plant typically takes between 3 years to flower. Alcantarea odorada is a hardy bromeliad that exhibits excellent tolerance to a wide range of climates. It is a versatile species, suitable for various settings including indoor cultivation, as an outdoor container specimen, or planted within the landscape. Its exceptional size, stunning foliage, and striking inflorescence make Alcantarea odorada a remarkable addition to any collection or garden.
Growth habit: Very Large
Light requirements: Strong filtered light: Prefers moderate levels of light, such as bright indirect light or filtered sunlight. Thrives in well-lit spaces without direct exposure to intense sunlight.
Plant size and bare root info
Fully Grown is an established plant with a root system. Please be aware that our fully grown plants will be shipped without blossoms, as this ensures their safe transportation and upon arrival, they will have the potential to bloom under proper care.
An Offset (pup) is a baby shoot that develops at the base of the plant, rooting to form a new plant identical to its parent.
All plants are shipped bare root. No pot and no soil.