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Bromeliad 'Alcantarea odorata' 'M'

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Alcantarea odorata 'M'
Alcantarea odorata is a terrestrial bromeliad from the pineapple family, endemic to Brazil. It is one of the biggest species in this family with a silvery-colored rosette measuring one and a half meters in diameter. When mature, this plant produces a two-meter-tall inflorescence with fragrant yellow flowers. This plant is grown indoors or in larger greenhouses.
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Alcantarea odorata 'M'
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Alcantarea odorata 'M' Alcantarea odorata 'M'
Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
100 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Within the bromeliad family, Alcantarea odorata is considered one of the bigger species. Endemic to Brazil, this plant measures one and a half meters in diameter when mature. Unlike other species within this genus, the rosette is more upright orientated when exposed to adequate light conditions and could contain many liters of water. The leaves have a silvery wash, most probably to protect itself from harsh sunlight. After several years this plant could produce a two-meter-tall green inflorescence. Flowers are bright yellow and produce a sweet fragrance. This plant is mostly propagated by young offshoots near the base of the plant.
Height:
30 cm
30 cm
Width:
14 cm
14 cm
Adult height:
60 cm
60 cm
Adult width:
100 cm
100 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:
500-2000 m
500-2000 m
 

Plant care

Alcantarea odorata originated from different environments and several climatic conditions. This plant is therefore adaptable to many growing conditions. Ideally place this species in a warm space with minimum temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius. Under bright light this plant is able to sustain the silvery colored leaves most optimally, so a southern facing window or greenhouse is best. From spring to early autumn, it is possible to grow this plant in the garden. Water this bromeliad directly in the rosette and make sure there is always water in between the leaves. The root system of this plant functions mostly for anchorage and requires coarse, excellent draining soil. Fertilize this plant with orchid fertilizer according to description
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:
Peat mix
peat mix
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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