Alcantarea odorata

COMMON NAME

Fragrant alcantarea

TYPE

Bromeliad

FAMILY

Bromeliaceae

NOTES

A giant bromeliad species endemic to Brazil, growing to an enormous 5 feet across. The foliage is most impressive with strap-like pointy leathery pale green leaves frosted with a silver powder form a stunning rosette. In the right light it has a soft blue tint. The inflorescence can reach 5 feet high and consists of a tall spike branched with yellow fragrant flowers. It can take anywhere from 3 to 5 years to flower.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

 

WEB SOURCES

garden.org

monaconatureencyclopedia.com

powo.science.kew.org



Alcantarea odorata