Puya chilensis, also known as the Sapphire Tower or Chagual, is a bromeliad species native to the Andean mountains of Chile and Argentina. It produces a large rosette of spiky, grey-green leaves that can grow up to 1.5 meters in diameter, and a tall flowering spike that can reach over 3 meters in height. The flowering spike produces hundreds of bright blue, tube-shaped flowers that attract pollinators such as hummingbirds. The plant is adapted to harsh high-altitude environments and can survive in rocky, well-drained soil with little water.


(Puya Chilensis)



Image 1 of Chagual