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Alcantarea imperialis Rubra 200mm ALCIMPRUB200

Alcantarea imperialis Rubra 200mm

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Alcantarea imperialis Rubra are a tough, exotic-looking Bromeliad with a large rosette shape, eventually growing to be 1.5 metres wide and up to 1.5 metres tall. They have broad grey leaves with a maroon underside, with the colour going a much deeper red in colder (frost-free) climates. After around 10-20 years they will produce a large red flower spike, with small, fragrant yellow flowers on each bract; this spike can grow up to 3 metres tall. Rubra are well suited to most conditions and are commonly used indoors, under cover on balconies/patios and even in the garden in full sun. It's important to keep the 'central vase' topped up with water; however, if left for too long the water can stagnate, so it's a good idea to empty and replace the water each month or so.

Bract Colour Red
Common Name Imperial Bromeliad
Flower Colour Yellow
Foliage Colour Maroon, Light Green, Grey
Genus Alcantarea
Growth Rate Slow
Light Full Sun, Shade
Max Height 1.5m
Max Width 1.5m
Pot Size 200mm
Species Imperialis
Variety Rubra
Water Low

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