Odoratas at Oxley Nursery

Alcantarea Odorata

Alcantarea odorata

Synonyms: Fragrant Alcantarea.

‘Odoratas’ are another large, sun-loving bromeliad suitable for Brisbane gardens. This variety features striking silver foliage. It’s even said to ‘glow in the dark’ due to it’s reflective leaves. This plant is long lived and will grow into a real garden hero over time. Simply keep the central ‘tank’ full of water at and it will take care of itself.

Alcantareas do not have extensive root systems, and they don’t usually require any fertiliser. They may in fact be triggered to flower early if exposed to too much fertilizer, resulting in the death of the plant.


  • Tropical / Balinese
  • Feature plant
  • Pots & Tubs
  • Foliage colour
  • Shaded areas
  • Patio plant


Low maintenance. Keep the central ‘tank’ filled with water at all times. Avoid heavy fertiliser. Remove spent leaves periodically.


  • Stunning silver foliage

  • Useful architectural form.

  • Long-lived. Scented flowers after 10-15 years.


Height: 1.2m
Width: 1.2m


Full sun to part shade.


Moderate. Can survive drought periods. Best if water maintained in central 'tank'.

Growth Rate

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