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Puya mirabilis/Puya Mirabilis

Puya mirabilis / Puya mirabilis
Rosettes of grass-like foliage
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Rosettes of grass-like foliage

Foliage and old, spent floral stalks

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Scientific Name: Puya mirabilis
Common Name: Puya Mirabilis
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a terrestrial bromeliad native to Argentina and Bolivia. It produces a rosette of grass-like foliage. The leaves have marginal spines. Plants produce offsets freely where favorable growing conditions exist. The chartreuse colored flowers are long and curved and are produced on two foot stalks. This is a good plant for containers. Water sparingly. Propagation is by division and seeds which germinate easily when sown fresh.