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Puya (Giant Bromelia)

Puya are subalpine members of the Bromeliacea from the Andean range in South America. Very easy and robust plants for a partially shaded spot in any rich, and well drained soil, good pot plants in any well drained, rocky to sandy soil with some humus. They make dense rosettes of grass-like to broadly-linear leaves, always with brown to black thorned margins. Large erect racemes arise from the basal rosette with numerous funnel-shaped to bell-like flowers. As Agave all flowering Puya will die down after flowering, usually leaving some offsets, which themselves gain flowering size in few years.
Sow the small and flat paper-like seeds at 15°C to 25°C on any rich, yet very well drainind soil in partial shaded. Do not cover seeds with soil, keep soil only slightly moist and always water from beneath. Once germinted, move sowing pots to a sunny position. Fast and reliable germination within four weeks. Keep seedlings cool at a minimum of some 10°C in winter and in rather dry and sunny position. Seeds look small and paper-like, but all of our stock has a tested germination rate of above 95% !
All are USDA Climate Zone 9 unless otherwise specified.
20 dust like seeds per package, unless not stated differently.

At present we have almost 600 different bromeliad species in cultivation and we are looking forward to offer seeds from many more species in the closer future. The full list of our cultivated plants is available on this page: Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae).
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Puya alpestris

Puya alpestris

100cm ø, a very ornamental, larger Puya species from dry Andean highlands in central and souther Chile. It makes a dense rosette with long silvery-white leaves and tall racemes with sapphire blue flowers. For any rich, very well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0256 € 4,99
Puya berteroniana (Turquoise Puya)

Puya berteroniana (Turquoise Puya)

180 (300)cm ø, Turquoise Puya is a very showy, tall Puya with glaucous, silvery white, narrow leaves in a dense rosette. Very tall, dense inflorescence of deep blackish blue, metallic blue to bluish green and turquoise flowers with nicely contrasting orange anthers. A highly ornamental plant from dry mountain sites in central Chile (La Campana National Park and Vilches Alto National Park at some 1.400m). Requires sufficient moisture in summer, keep completely dry, cooler, and sunny in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2368 € 3,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Puya castellanosii

Puya castellanosii

50cm ø, an endangered, very ornamental, medium tall Puya species from dry Andean highlands in the province of Salta, Argentina. It makes a compact and dense, silvery-blue leaf rosette and tall racemes with rich blue flowers. For any rich, very well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0255 € 9,99
Puya chilensis

Puya chilensis

2 (4)m ø, very showy, tall Puya from dry stony highlands of Chile at some 1.500m. Makes broad leaves in dense rosette and very tall racemes with numerous large, greenish yellow (rarely deep red) flowers. Needs sufficient moisture in summer, keep completely dry, cool, and sunny in winter. Rather rare but easy. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1830 € 4,99*
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Puya coerulea var. coerulea

Puya coerulea var. coerulea

100 (170)cm, a showy smaller species with silvery-grey leaves in a basal rosette of up to 50cm in diameter and an upright growing, red-stemmed raceme with nicely contrasting, dark-purple, to almost black flowers. Puya coerulea var. coerulea ist a very fast growing Puya species and may reach flowering size after just three year under appropriate cultivation conditions. It is native of mountainous sites in rocky, dryish places in Chile. In winter keep plants almost completely dry in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 7°C. Seeds from a wild collection in V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile at some 1.000m. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4015 € 7,99*
seed package
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Puya coerulea var. monteroana

Puya coerulea var. monteroana

100 (150)cm, similar to the species, yet this variety has much narrower, silvery-grey leaves in a dense basal rosette of up to 50cm in diameter. Unlike the species this variety makes a red-stemmed, unbranched or losely branching raceme with nicely contrasting, blackish purple, long tubular flowers. Puya coerulea var. monteroana ist a very fast growing Puya species and may reach flowering size after just three year under appropriate cultivation conditions. It is native of mountainous sites rocky, dryish places in Chile. In winter keep almost completely dry in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 7°C. Seeds from a wild collection in VII Region, Camino a Vilches y El Morillo, Chile at some 1.200m VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5420 € 7,99*
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Puya harmsii

Puya harmsii

50cm ø, a very ornamental, medium tall Puya species from dry Andean highlands in northwestern Argentina. It makes a compact and dense, grayish-green leaf rosette and tall racemes with numerous dark blue flowers embedded in bright red bracts. For any rich, very well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package0254 € 7,99
Puya raimondii (Queen of the Andes)

Puya raimondii (Queen of the Andes)

300 (450)cm ø, Queen of the Andes is native of Peru and adjacent areas and makes the tallest inflorescence of all plants, eventually reaching up to 8m in height. It is an extremely rarely seen plant in cultivation and makes a huge, short stemmed and unbranched leaf rosette before the impressive inflorescence is produced with several thousand pale yellow flowers after some 40 to 80 years (!) in habitat. However, cultivated plants will reach flowering size much earlier after some 20 to 35 years "only" under appropiate growing conditions. The entire plant will gradually die down after setting seed, and propagation is by seeds only. Keep slow growing plants slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C and in full sun throughout the year. Seeds are rarely available and only few packages are in stock. Tested viability of our seed stock is above 80% under optimal sowing conditions.
5 seeds per package.

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seed package8628 € 12,90*
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Puya venusta

Puya venusta

100 (150)cm, makes a beautiful basal rosette with narrow, silvery- gray foliage and upright stems with reddish-violet funnel shaped flowers. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil. Native of highlands in South America (Chile). In Central Europe this frost resistant member may be tried out in the garden in full sun with protection from winter wetness. Alternatively grow in pots and keep rather dry in winter in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 7°C. USDA Climate Zone 8. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4016 € 4,99*
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