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Chagual

Puya coerulea

a.k.a. Chaguallio

A spiky bromeliad relative to the sapphire towers. This amazing plant has almost black flowers, born on long stalks. The flowers are not as closely packed on stalks as the sapphire tower and a single plant may produce many stalks in a single season.

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Description

A spiky leaved bromeliad with fronds that are gray-silver tinged. Grows to 2-4ft, with tall stalks that can reach 6-10ft.

Hardiness

Hardy to the mid 20's (F).

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun. Plants are drought tolerant. Can be container grown.

Propagation

By seeds which may take several weeks to a few months to sprout.

Uses

Grown as an exotic ornamental for its strange appearance and beautiful flowers.

Native Range

Native to Chile.

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Related Species

Bromeliaceae  
Ananas comosus
Pineapple
Puya alpestris
Sapphire Tower
Puya berteroniana
Aqua Sapphire Tower
Puya coerulea
Chagual