|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Central and South America
A sensational trunk-forming bromeliad from Chile, with rosettes of long, tapering, blue/green leaves with a silver underside. The leaf margins have recurving spines. Probably the thinnest leaved Puya, one of the most elegant and possibly the hardiest. In late spring it produces a 1.4m stalk bearing shimmering, waxy, deep green, almost black flowers with orange stamens.
Grow in full sun in soil with sharp drainage.
Hardy in milder areas.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 40cm x 40cm
Semi mature height and spread after?? 6 – 7 years 70cm x 80cm
Potential mature size after 15 – 20 years 70cm x 2m, as new rosettes appear at the base.
Low clump forming, Rosette forming
Bromeliad, Spikey leaved non succulent
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