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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (11252) 2022-05-27

ALCANTAREA ‘Skotak's Big Bang’ Skotak, Chester / Eloise Beach* circa 1990s

Mature, open, huge rosette to 1.8 metres diameter x 75cm. high. Leaf width 7cm. tapering to a point. Bronze green leaves with median (central) creamy white stripes flushed pink/red. In March, 1998 Chester Skotak received a 1/4 variegated Alc. imperialis --exact origin unknown--from Rio de Janeiro nurseryman Rafael Oliveira. Chester developed the wide stripes by selection and propagated this sport. This clone does not produce adventitious pups--normal robust variegated offsets arise from leaf axils. Typical Alc imperialis inflorescence to 2 metres tall. Reg. Doc. 6/2012 by Eloise. Beach.
Country of origin: Brazil / Costa Rica

Seed Parent: imperialis