ardiebaer ardiebaer@comcast.net
Sat, 05 Feb 2011 18:24:59 PST
I grow puya beretoniana, dyckioides, and caerulea in Houston, TX Zone 9a in large pots.  The dyckioides bloomed in 2008, and has not produced offsets yet or died.  The soil is primarily crushed granite mixed with cactus potting soil and a thick layer of rocks on the bottom.  They seem to tolerate our humid summers and mild winters well.  If we have our torrential rains, I bring them into the garage.  The spines are vicious, but I use rose gloves to handle them.  Ardie Baer

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