Puya mirabilis

The Genus comes from Central and southern America and is in the pineapple family but unlike many of the Genera Puya is a cool to cold climate group and so are ideal in gardens in southern Australia. most are frighteningly spiny often with recurved spikes that will let you in but not let you out! This particular species is basically thornless so you need not fear it and it produces rosettes of bright green scrappy leaves in crowns rarely taller than 60cms. when it flowers the stems come up to about 1 to 1.5metres tall and support large bright apple green trumpets that will stun all who see them. A sunny to semi-shaded aspect with good drainage is about all it needs. I have plants in squat 20cm. pots at $25.50.DSC_0410 2








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