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Alcantarea Skotak Purple
Alcantarea imperialis - Giant Bromeliad
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One of the giant varieties of Bromeliad, Alcantarea Stotack Purple is a stunning specimen plant that can be used as a main feature, or planted amongst other bromeliads and similar plants to create a colourful tropical display. It is easy to grow, thriving in partly shaded positions. It produces architectural foliage with silvery smooth tops and purple undersides, and can get up to two metres in width, with mature plants producing flower spikes up to two metres tall.

The flowering process can take one year, and once this has occurred, this plant will die and be replaced by pups that shoot from the original base. The pups can be easily removed and potted on. Be sure to protect this plant from frost.

Size — 250mm
Colour — White
Growth Width — 2m
Growth Height — 2m
Flower Colour — Orange
Foliage Colour — Purple
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist at all times.

Pruning Advice

Remove damaged or yellowing leaves as they occur.

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