One of those mystery plant questions
May 29, 2013 6:46 PM   Subscribe

Asking for a friend. Her aunt has had this plant for 25 years at her house in La Jolla, CA. This is the first time the plant has bloomed. Any ideas what it is?
posted by ephemerista to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Looks like some relative of the Yucca, but I'm no expert.
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:02 PM on May 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

An absolutely lovely Puya berteroniana. It's a bromeliad.
posted by jamaro at 7:20 PM on May 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

After taking a second look at the size of her plant, also see Puya alpestris. (Also a bromeliad)
posted by jamaro at 7:26 PM on May 29, 2013

Awesome!! Thanks jamaro!
posted by ephemerista at 7:26 PM on May 29, 2013

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