plugs, 4 inch pot
Purplish black in bright light, this large bromeliad spans a meter when mature. Its meter long spike has black bracts bearing off-white flowers, creating vivid contrasts and making it a great accent plant. Prefers semi-shade to dappled bright light; the amount of light influences foliage colour.
plugs, 4 inch pot
N. scarlet charlotte has bright green leaves with the most gorgeous scarlet centre at maturity whereas N. medusa is spineless beauty with lovely formed rosette and intense colouring at flowering . A cross between these beauties and you have a lovely plant that deserves a place in any collection. Best in dappled light, with some morning sun to maximise the leaf colouring at flowering.
This is another much sought after, rare, large Brazilian native. The leaves can grow to 1.5m long when mature, with the lower leaves drooping over and creating an unusual landscaping feature. The thick flower stalk can grow to 1.5 meters tall, branching out into dozens of flower stalks bearing numerous blossoms, and can last several months.
This large-leafed stunner can grow a metre tall and a metre wide. It has thick, leathery leaves with rich, chocolate brown tones and creamy green bands. The leaves tend to arch more and intensify in colour with age, making it a great specimen plant for patios or decks partially shaded from the sun. Prefers partial shade. This is cross between original fosteriana rubra and red chestnut which is equally beautiful.
This is another beautiful giant alcantarea which can span over 1.0 meters when fully mature. When it matures the leaves gets covered with a silvery white powder which makes this beauty stands out in the landscaping. The inflorescence is tall and branched and has fragrant flowers that attracts bees, butterflies and/or birds. It can be grown outside in tropical areas. It will take many light conditions.
Great for drought tolerant, shade or container gardens. A large and impressive aechmea, with a rosette that can reach more than 1m in width. Partial shade or patio situation is ideal for this aechmea. It has glossy green leaves that turn tinge red in strong light. These elongated thin red leaves form a fountain shape over time. The multiple branched flower stem reaches more than 1m in height and is comprised of many pink berry like flowers tipped with red petals. Attracts hummingbirds.