Puya (Puya mirabilis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet in ground, about 2 feet in containers.
Plant Spread: Clump forming, 5 to 8 feet or more.
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Narrow, grass-like with soft spines along the margins.
Flowers: Showy
Other
Flower Color: Green
Other: Pale green
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 14 days
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Date: August
By longk
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Location: Bellevue, WADate: 2015-08-02
By In2art
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Date: August
By longk
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Comments:
Posted by longk (Oxford UK - Zone 8a) on Feb 27, 2017 12:18 PM

Mine took about three years from seed to bloom here in the UK.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Seeds available for trade or postage by sequoia Feb 12, 2015 11:27 AM 2
Bromeliads by Fred Feb 17, 2019 7:54 PM 4,178

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