Alcantarea P.I.T.A. - Bromeliads are in the family of monocot flowering plants of 75 genera and around 3590 known species native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and one in tropical west Africa, Pitcairn Feliciana. Bromeliads are beautiful foliage plants. In general, bromeliads need a fairly specific set of conditions to bloom—and these conditions vary from genus to genus. Their bloom cycle is affected by day length, temperature, humidity, water, and feeding. The bromeliad family is large and varied. Its two best-known members, pineapples and Spanish moss, give an idea of the diversity of this group of plants. Most bromeliads are easy to grow either indoors or in the greenhouse. They have attractive forms and leaf colors, and many with flowers that can last for months.
Flowering: (provide month range) none
Fruiting: (provide month range) none
Mature Height: __inches
Mature Width: __inches
Zones: (provide x-7)
Grown in: Indoors or Outdoors Indoors Outdoors
Sun: Adaptable Full Sun Partial Sun Partial Shade Full Shade
Water: Adaptable Keep Moist Tolerates Moist Moderate Water Dry
Drought Tolerance: Fair Moderate Good Excellent
Temperature: (provide temp range)
Humidity: Humid Medium Dry
Wind: Not wind tolerant Wind tolerant
Soil: Sandy Rocky Earthen
PH: Acidic Neutral Alkaline
Fertilizer: (provide the type i.e. 8-4-8)
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GET FREE SHIPPING
when you buy any 3 or more items!
That's right - As soon as your shopping cart contains any 3 items, your shipping is FREE! Eligible for ground shipped orders going to the same address only.
And if you only order one or two items, shipping is just $7.50 per item!
WE TAKE SHIPPING SERIOUSLY
... SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
- We ship orders out of our nursery on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- If your order arrives by Tuesday night, we'll get it out within 24 hours, otherwise it will go out the following Monday.
- We ship using UPS.
- Depending on your location, you should receive your plants within 2-7 days from the date we ship them. Most orders average 2-3 days.
- Our system automatically emails a notification to you with shipping and tracking information as soon as we ship your plants. Be sure your email is entered in correctly when you are checking out, this is the main cause for not getting notified. If you do not received your order, please email us at Happiness@TropicalPlants.com.
Changing your delivery address
If you want to change the delivery address of your order and it has not already left our greenhouses, we will do our best to modify the delivery. Please send us an email to: Happiness@TropicalPlants.com. No guarantee, but we will try our best.
If the order has already shipped, please go to UPS.com or Fedex.com. Sign up there to make changes to delivery addresses.
Packages arriving in bad condition
On occasion, UPS and FedEx may handle some packages a bit too rough for your plant's liking. Please open your package immediately and document any damage with your camera. Call us at 800-668-3358 or email us at Happiness@TropicalPlants.com (preferably with your photos) and let us know what happened. Also refer to our Guarantee.
If you need us to hold an order for you, we can for a short time. In the warm months we can only hold orders for a week or two. The plants grow so fast they can become too large to ship very quickly. In the Winter things grow a lot slower and we hold orders due to bad weather a lot better. So if you are not going to be home the week you order, just drop us an email and we will be glad to hold your order.
Do you ship all year long? Yes! In the cold Winter and hot Summer months we check each order destination to be sure the temperature is safe to ship your live plant. When the temperature borders on the "too cold" to ship side, we may choose to ship your plants with a heat pack at no extra charge. If the temperature is still "too cold" to ship, we will hold your order in the warmth of our greenhouses until we can find a safe window of shipping weather and you will be notified via email.
Do you ship with heat packs? No need to request one. We will check the weather in your area and add one if the temperature is below safe shipping levels.
Do you charge extra for heat packs? No.
What do I do if my plants are damaged by the cold? Please take good photos of the box, packing materials and the plants and send them to: Happiness@TropicalPlants.com.