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Puya chilensis - Puya???


Puya chilensis - Puya??? (Puya chilensis - Puya)

It appears to be Puya chilensis...although, I'm not positive.
I think this area is a newly planted section of Quail Botanical
Gardens. Photo taken Dec. 1, 2009.



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I love its colouring.

4 Dec, 2009

 

Great to see Puya..we have some fine specimens at Kew but growing under glass.

4 Dec, 2009

 

Louise1:

They do have nice coloring.

Rbtkew:

They are very hardy...I would think you could grow
them well outside in England.

5 Dec, 2009

 

i have a Puya that has survuved for two years outside in the garden......one in my friends garden flowered a few years ago...

5 Dec, 2009

 

Sandra:

I'm not surprised...they are extremely hardy
plants native to the high-elevations of Chile,
South America. I'm sure your plants will
flower soon. : > )

6 Dec, 2009

 

my puya came from an expidition to chile that a friend of mine went on years ago. it draws blood every time i go anywhere near it. the spikes are visious.

6 Dec, 2009

 

Sandra:

Yes, they have horrible thorns on the leaves...this is
the reason why I don't have one. lol! I have enough
plants which have spines and thorns. : > )

7 Dec, 2009

 

Was going to bid on these plants, was not sure they would survive in England though, so might have a go now!!!

17 Dec, 2009

 

Dottydaisy2:

I'm not sure if this plant is a Puya now. I'll have to go back an see it when it blooms. I think it could be a Bromelia balansae - Heart of Flame which is a very tender tropical plant, compared to Puya.

17 Dec, 2009

 

mine has vicious backwards spikes....

18 Dec, 2009

 

Ok Delonix, Sandra are they worse than the agave?

18 Dec, 2009

 

Sandra:

This plant posted looks more like a pineapple...however, many of the plants in the Bromeliaceae family do. lol!

Dottydaisy2:

It could be worse than Agave depending on the species...because Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave has no
spines and the end of the leaf which looks like a spine is soft.

18 Dec, 2009

 

my puya has backwards spines all along the leaves....garenteed to draw blood...but i love it and have psotioned it in a safe place...

19 Dec, 2009

 

Sandra can you post a pic for me please, I expect it needs s great deal of space?

19 Dec, 2009

 

its in a pot so its growth is restricted. i hope to be out there tomorrow..

19 Dec, 2009

 

So it stays outside all winter?

20 Dec, 2009

 

yes. im amazed its has survived.....

21 Dec, 2009

 

Sandra:

I'm not surprised that it's has survived...they are native to the highlands of Chile...where it get very cold...however, is very dry also.

22 Dec, 2009



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