help with ...alcantarea?

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enrique
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help with ...alcantarea?

Beitrag von enrique » Samstag, 14 Juni 2008, 10:34

Dear bromlovers,
I have problems to identify this plant. I got it nearly two years ago as a Vriesea gigantea, but I think it is closer to an Alcantarea species... There is certain resemblance to A. imperialis, but not sure. It has got grass pups, & I have read it is characteristic to this species :?: . It has got a span of 45 cm. at the present. It will be a very nice surprise if I could confirm that I have got an Alcantarea in my garden :D !!!
Any help will be highly appreciated.
Best regards.

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bristow48

The plant is a Alcantarea imperialis rubra

Beitrag von bristow48 » Sonntag, 15 Juni 2008, 13:51

In Australia plant breeders have been experimenting with different forms broad leafs, and there are different colours that have been developed one in New Zealand called pur pura. If you got time to wait flowers at 14 to 15 year mark. Native to Brazil. I got more info is require email.

enrique
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Beitrag von enrique » Sonntag, 15 Juni 2008, 22:18

That´s good news!!! thanks so much for your help.
So now I know I have to provide my baby Alcantarea plants with enough space as I planted them a bit too close!... and wait for flowers 8)!!!
Best regards.

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