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Bromeliad 'Alcantarea imperialis' (rubra)

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Alcantarea imperialis (rubra)
The Alcantarea imperialis (Rubra) is a unique-looking plant. This exotic plant makes one think of a tropical rain forest with its core of coloured leaves.
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Alcantarea imperialis (rubra)
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Alcantarea imperialis (rubra) Alcantarea imperialis (rubra) Alcantarea imperialis (rubra)
Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

The Alcantarea imperialis (rubra) looks very special and tropical. Its leaves are long , narrow and thick and grow from the centre of the plant into the shape of a coronet. The colour of the leaves varies from mat-green to red or reddish –brown depending on the amount of nutrition given to this plant. Quite often the leaves can even be two-toned: green with its tips a reddish-purple colour. Araflora also has cultivars of this type with completely bright-red leaves. The Alcantarea imperialis(rubra) is also called the Emperor Bromelia, because it grows to a large size and has an impressive flowering. A long stalk with many white flowers grows from the centre of the plantand can flower up to five months.
Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
60 cm
60 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
Jan-Feb
Jan-Feb
Temperature winter:
10°C
10°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Import
import
Natural habitat:
Amazone
Amazone
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

The Alcantarea imperialis(rubra) likes a light spot or a spot in the half shadow. In the growing season this epiphytic bromelia prefers a moist soil, on the other hand during the rest-break in winter the soil must stay reasonably dry. Water this exotic plant on top, so that the water will remain standing in the centre of the plant .The Alcantarea imperialis(rubra) thrives in a garden, on a terrace or balcony as long as the temperature does not drop below freezing point. Indoors this plant flourishes the whole year round and then it does not need a rest-break. It is not necessary for the soil around this plant to contain many nutrients and part of the soil can best be peat.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Protection:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
5-20°C
5-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-20 cm
10-20 cm
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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