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Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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 Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Pitcairnioideae
Sapphire Tower
Origin: Chile
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Planted as an ornamental or xeriscape plant for its amazing electric-blue flowers. Arid-climate bromeliad, grows to 3-5ft, clumping habit. Leaves are long, with sharp teeth on their sides. Needs minimal water and can survive to 20-25F. Grow in full sun or part shade, should stand temperatures to 100F. Sometimes confused with the larger Puya berteroniana which has much longer (to 4-5 feet) and wider (to 2-3 inches)leaves. Propagation: Seeds.


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 Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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Puya alpestris, Pitcairnia alpestris, Sapphire Tower

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Planted as an ornamental or xeriscape plant for its amazing sulphur yellow flowers. Arid-climate bromeliad, grows to 3-5ft, clumping habit. Leaves are long, with sharp teeth on their sides. Needs minimal water and can survive to 20-25F. Grow in full sun or part shade, should stand temperatures to 100F. Propagation: Seeds.
Broadcast the seeds on top of very well drained soil mix. Mist the seeds only enough to keep barely damp. Bright light, keep warm.
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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 6 small seeds

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