Puya alpestris

Also known as:

  • Sapphire Tower

Plant Type

cactus / succulent, bromeliad

Zones

9a-10b

Size

H:4'-5'
W:4'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

occasional, low, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flowers:

blue

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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This amazing succulent has shocking, sapphire-blue flowers held on 4-5 ft spikes over rosettes of spiny leaves. Despite their made-out-of-plastic appearance, they are the "real deal." Think spiky bromeliad, 'cause that's what it is. Leaves are 2-3 ft long, narrow and arching, green above and silver beneath, with spines along the margins. Drought tolerant, but some summer water is a good thing. Full sun and good drainage, of course. Frost hardy to 25 degrees F, mid USDA zone 9, perhaps lower with the perfect micro climate.

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