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Bromeliad 'Alcantarea regina' 'M'

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Alcantarea regina 'M'
Alcantarea regina is a terrestrial bromeliad from the pineapple family. This species grows naturally in different habitats in Southeastern Brazil. The green leaves of this plant could grow to one and a half meter in diameter when mature, making it one of the largest bromeliads of the world. The inflorescences could reach up to three meters and produce bright yellow flowers. This plant is suitable for indoor and greenhouse growth.
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Alcantarea regina 'M'
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Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
120 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Alcantarea regina is a large terrestrial bromeliad endemic to Southeastern Brazil. The rosette of this species could grow to one and a half meters in diameter when mature. Without inflorescence, this plant reaches one to one and a half meters in height. Due to the shape and positioning of the leaves, this plant could contain more than 40 liters of water. This species is considered as one of the biggest species of bromeliad in the world. After many years this plant is able to produce an inflorescence of more than three meters high. The flowers are bright yellow and mainly pollinated by bats. Propagation is done by detaching pups that form at the base of the plant.
Height:
25 cm
25 cm
Width:
14 cm
14 cm
Adult height:
60 cm
60 cm
Adult width:
120 cm
120 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:
New
new
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

Alcantarea regina grows in rocky terrains from sea level to up to 1400 meters in altitude. This plant prefers a warm and relatively humid environment. This species is able to tolerate colder conditions down to 12 degrees Celsius, but frost should be avoided. Place this plant in bright light conditions, only avoiding direct harsh sunlight in the middle of summer. Use an excellent draining and coarse medium and make sure that the plant is not potted too deep. Water this plant directly in the rosette so that water always stays between the leaves. The root system functions only as anchorage as the leaves absorb water and nutrients. Provide this plant with subscribed orchid fertilizer in spring and summer.
Care:
Difficult
difficult
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:
50-100%
50-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
15°C
15°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Temperature:
<15°C
<15°C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-6>
<5-6>
Soil type:
Sphagnum
Sphagnum
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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