Alcanterea "Silver Plum"

Alcanterea “Silver Plum”

Alcanterea Silver Plum is a stunning large growing, sun tolerant variety of Bromeliad.

It makes a wonderful specimen plant either in a pot or garden bed.

Silver plum will grow best in full sun or part shade and grow to approximately 1m x1m.

Silver Plum prefers the soil to be very free draining and left to dry out before re-watering, but the top/throat of the plant should always  contain some water.

They are low maintenance and generally pest and disease free.

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Plant Growing Tips

Where to Grow

Alcanterea "Silver Plum" is a versatile plant that can thrive both indoors and outdoors. It prefers full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for a variety of garden settings or as an indoor plant near bright windows. For the best results, choose a location with bright, filtered sunlight to ensure vibrant growth and color.


This bromeliad thrives in warm conditions, ideally between 15°C and 27°C (60°F to 80°F). It can tolerate temperatures as low as -6.7°C (20°F), but protecting it from harsh drafts and frost is crucial. In colder regions, consider growing it in pots that can be moved indoors during winter.


Alcanterea "Silver Plum" prefers high humidity environments, which makes it an excellent choice for tropical and subtropical climates. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent stagnant air and promote overall health. Indoors, you can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.

Soil Type

This plant requires well-draining soil to thrive. A specialized bromeliad or orchid mix is ideal as it provides the necessary drainage and aeration. Avoid waterlogged conditions by ensuring the pot or garden soil drains well. It's essential to let the soil dry out slightly between watering while keeping the central cup filled with water.

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