Rare Blue-Flowering Bromeliad
March 16, 2012 Leave a comment
If you are lucky, you will see an unusual bromeliad plant in bloom when you visit the University of California – Santa Cruz (UCSC) Arboretum. Puya berteroniana is native to Chile, and is related to the pineapple. The plant produces a spectacular 10-foot-tall flower stalk in spring. The blooms are one of the few in the world that are truly blue! Birds love to drink the flower’s nectar.