Puya weberiana - 3 seeds

Puya weberiana - 3 seeds

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An absolutely spectacular bromeliad from dry, rocky, high elevation grasslands of the Andes in Argentina in the provinces of Salta and Tucumán. It forms a compact rosette of narrow leaves that are light green and red-tipped above and silvery below. It produces a massive, short-stalked inflorescence that is densely covered in bright pink, densely wooly bracts. Puya weberiana has not been in cultivation before but would likely succeed in cool Mediterranean climates such as coastal California.

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Desert Lantern (puya weberiana) – An absolutely spectacular bromeliad from dry, rocky, high elevation grasslands of the Andes in Argentina in the provinces of Salta and Tucumán. It forms a compact rosette of narrow leaves that are light green and red tipped above and silvery below. It produces a massive, short-stalked inflorescence that is densely covered in bright pink, densely wooly bracts. Puya weberiana has not been in cultivation before but would likely succeed in cool Mediterranean climates such as coastal California.
The growth rate of Desert Lantern will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature, and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.

Bromeliads are colorful, easy to grow, beautiful plants that are indoor hardy and require very little water or attention. Bromeliads are excellent houseplants that withstand more neglect than almost any other plant. In the landscape, Bromeliad grows happily in a pot or when planted directly in the ground. They add a colorful accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones, a containerized Bromeliad can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
When you receive your new Bromeliad, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a tray and moving it to a shady location, simply water when dry. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Bromeliad.

CONTAINER SIZE.
All Bromeliad varieties grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Smaller varieties grow best indoors in 5″ to 8″ diameter pots while larger varieties need enough room for growth, generally, an 8″ to a 16″ diameter, 10″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Bromeliad will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.

SOIL.
Desert Lantern Bromeliad enjoy a well-drained, cactus mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.

FERTILIZER.
To help establish your new Desert Lantern Bromeliad, fertilize sparingly a few inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT.
Best outdoors if grown in zone 10-11, find your zone here. This Bromeliad requires 75-85% sunlight. Depending on your location partial sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Desert Lantern Bromeliad should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.