Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The development of a Puya Berteroniana Inflorescence

April 17, 2012

Puya Berteroniana about to bloom for the first time. I sowed the seeds almost 10 years ago. More pictures to follow as it progresses.......

April 21,2012

 The Inflorescence rapidly begins to develop its laterals.

It is necessary to protect this tender, succulent part of the plant from snails...

 The Inflorescence also rapidly gains height, sometimes reaching 7 feet tall.

April 23, 2012

The inflorescence rapidly develops. The tempertaure in Bakersfield was almost 100 degrees fahrenheit yesterday. Puyas can thrive in that heat with sufficient water.


The flower buds are rapidly developing, and.......


It just keeps going and going.....

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing 10 years you waited, thats impressive, i love this plant but in cold europe it doesnt grow well. Good luck! Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.