Common name: Chagualillo Height: 2m Growing: slow Foliage: evergreen, the leafs are filled with inward pointing needle-sharp spines. Flowers / Fruits: 1m high flower spike filled with dark blue flowers Site: sun Soil: acid to alkaline, well drained soil. Irrigation: few Hardiness: semi-hardy -5 to -10 ºC
Long description: Puya bertoriana can be distinguished through its curving leaves. It forms dense rosettes of gracefully arching, narrow, dark bluish-green leaves with the underside densely white scaled. As all Puyas, bertoriana forms an amazing flower spike. The antenna-like spike is filled with uniquely collored exceptional metallic, shimmering, deep dark greenish-blue flowers. Given a very well-drained, sheltered position, bertoriana is almost fully hardy!