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Sapphire Tower

Puya alpestris

Description:

Found in the South American Garden of the San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanic Garden) in Encinitas



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18 Comments

jprat001
jprat001 5 years ago

very real and very beautiful. bloom spikes last about a month!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 5 years ago

Wow! Is that real?!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Beautiful color!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Beautiful!!!

KarlaVelardez
KarlaVelardez 7 years ago

Those colors are so beautiful together.

Veetorious
Veetorious 7 years ago

I've never seen this flower before.. but I absolutely LOVE it! Beautiful!! : )

JamesCrosby
JamesCrosby 7 years ago

I always wondered if there was actually a plant with blue inflorescence, this is amazing!

jprat001
jprat001 7 years ago

seedlings started popping up a couple months ago, they are pretty slow growing

jprat001
jprat001 7 years ago

thanks, i can't wait for it to bloom again! sometime in april i think

absolutely gorgeous

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

This is possibly my favourite Bromeliad, such an amazing and rare flower colour that'sperfectly set off by the orange pollen . They are very statuesque too. Thanks for a great spot!

jprat001
jprat001 7 years ago

Glad to share!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

Utterly fabulous, that colour is GORGEOUS!!

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

The most amazing bromeliad! Thanks for sharing this one.

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 7 years ago

I love the colors!

DeeSA
DeeSA 7 years ago

wow, the colour is amazing

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Yes...cute..!!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

rare color for a blossom! brilliant.

Encinitas, California, USA

Lat: 33.05, Long: -117.28

Spotted on Apr 15, 2011
Submitted on May 13, 2011

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