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Turquoise Puya

 

Pink Puya

Puya dyckioides

 

 

Getting started -- You can start your plant in a 1-2 gallon pot (4-8 liters).  After 1 year, it may need repotting into a larger container. 

 If you are in a hotter climate, use an oversized clay pot to keep the roots cooler.

Soil -- It prefers fast draining soil.  A typical mix is 2 parts perlite to 1 part coir fiber.  An alternate mix equal parts of potting soil and perlite or coarse sand.  In wet-winter areas, use extra perlite or sand.

 For the first 2-3 weeks after repotting, shade it from strong sun.

 Growing onward....

 While it can tolerate drought, it looks best when the soil is kept moist.

 Protect young plants from frost the first couple of years.  Mature plants reportedly can take take winter temperatures of 12-16F (-9 to -11C). 

 It enjoys sun, but it might need some afternoon shade in hotter climates if it shows signs of burning.  

Feeding -- It has average fertilizer needs.  Feed about every 2-3 months with a general-purpose fertilizer, following the dose on the package.

General tips about the plant are here.

 Have fun growing it!

- Jeff

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