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Description: One of the most common plants in the Colombian páramo seen in so many different forms with at least 150 species endemic to Colombia, while neighbouring countries only have a handful. We found this species on our arrival in the outstanding area of El Cocuy a cool and pleasant area in the northern Andes. One of the most imposing species with a wide trunk 2-3m tall eventually, with broad sword-shaped leaves that are exceptionally silvery and woolly. Bearing axillary long woolly scapes branched terminally bearing large shaggy-haired short-rayed yellow flowers. We have had some success growing these outdoors in a well drained, but moisture retentive soil that is well lit, but does not get excessively hot in summer,
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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