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verdantdesert is requesting Puya alpestris or berteroniana Plant

Botanical namePuya alpestris or berteroniana
Date of requestApr 28, 2009 at 9:24am

I am looking for both the teal-blue and the electric blue forms. One common name I know is Sapphire Tower. I'd also like any terrestrial bromeliad tolerant of extreme growing conditions, including desert and cold. It should tolerate 9- 12 inch of rain, scorching heat to 115 F and rare lows of 30 F (I can protect on these occasions). Other plants: rare cacti, Echium?, unusual aloes and agaves, succulents. I have a rabbit problem so plants that are rabbit resistant are appreciated. Thanks from a desert collector with 1 acre to fill with splendor.

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aximgirl posted October 14, 2009 at 10:27 am
Let me know if you find any Puya alpestris seeds, as I have been trying to track some down as well!