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Alcantarea imperialis, Vriesea imperialis, Giant Bromeliad

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Alcantarea imperialis 'Malbec'
Alcantarea imperialis, Vriesea imperialis
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Giant Bromeliad
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Once known as Vriesea imperialis, this plant is usually considered the signature species of the genus Alcantarea. A giant among bromeliads, it can grow to be more than 5 feet tall! It makes a wonderful focal point in any tropical landscape.

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