Friday, March 15, 2013

Puya Mirabilis in a Planter Box

These 3 year old Puya Mirabilis were planted in this location in late Spring of 2012. Since then, they have grown quite rapidly, tolerating the full Bakersfield sun quite admirably.
They also survived several 20+ winter nights with no freeze damage.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you posted this picture. For the last 4 years I've been trying to figure out why the plants I grew from seeds didn't look like the Aloe Ferox the packet said they were, but I recognize my toothy plantbabies in the picture above. The curve of the leaf, the way the very ends go wispy, even the handful that are bent or folded under their own weight. Honestly, even beside the relief of identifying them, I'm glad I have Puya Mirabilis instead of Aloe Ferox because now I don't have to worry about them trying to grow much bigger than they are now...and besides, I think plants from the Andes are cooler than plants from South Africa.