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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Puya mirabilis

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



February 4, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #4495445

I only own two bromeliads, both grown from seed. This one is now 3 years old and blooming for the first time. It is Puya mirabilis, a more-or-less terrestiral type...at l;east I'm growing it in promix! The flowers are quite large but only last a single day. Figured I might as well share the pic since I'll only be seeing it for a couple of days!

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weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 4, 2008
9:47 PM

Post #4495534

So tell me, how did you come by the seed? and How do you resist getting more Bromeliads? LOL
Lovely close up pic! They look very delicate.
Sue
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



February 4, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #4495831

The seeds cames from the Nantes Botanical Garden, France. Never expected them to grow so well.
weed_woman
Coffs Harbour
Australia

February 5, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4496494

We're not able to import seeds here in Australia due to customs. There is probably someone who is able to get them past Quarantine by the right channels, and I know some Broms come through as Tissue culture, but I don't think they are available to the public until flowering has commenced, and thereby it is quite expensive!

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