Puya Venusta. Bromeliad. The Puya Venusta is an amazing plant and rarely available. Rosettes of narrow, rigid tapering leaves are silvery-grey in colour with inward pointing teeth along their margins. In spring, when mature enough, stunning royal purple to blue-violet flowers appear from large red pine-cone like rounded clusters, held above the rosettes on an upright red flower stalk. This very exotic plant will eventually form offsets and reach a height of around 1.5m. Definitely one for the collectors this unique plant is great for large containers, coastal gardens, exotic gardens and city gardens alike, it's striking silhouette making it a wonderful architectural addition.
Will need protection in severe winters.
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Latin Name: Puya Venusta
Common Name: Bromeliad, Chagualillo.
Native to: Chille.
Growth: Rare. Evergreen. Slow growing. Rosettes of narrow silver-grey thin tapering leaves. Inward pointing spines along leaf margins. Sriking tall upright red flower stalks with clusters of 3 petal royal purple-blue-violet flowers.
Sun: Sun/partial shade.
Soil: Fertile. Sharply drained.
Moisture: Dry from spring to Autumn, water lightly in winter.
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