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Puya alpestris


Puya alpestris Puya alpestris

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Beautiful bromeliad with a dense silvery rosette, clumping with age, of very spiny-margined linear leaves.. Pyramidal panicle of metallic blue turquoise flowers with orange anthers and an unusual odour. Drought tolerant, must have well drained soil and a sunny site.

 
Genus
Puya
Species   alpestris
Cultivar  

Common name
Bromeliad

Family name
Bromeliaceae
Place of origin
Chile


DETAILS
Height
1 m
Width
1 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Grows in sandy soils

Moisture
Avoid wet soil. / Soil must be well drained

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate light frost only

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Succulents

Category
Large, height over 1 metre.
Availability
All our current stock has been dispatched out to retailers. If they have none left for you, we are growing another crop to supply as soon as possible.
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