Portea petropolitana var. Extensa is the most sought after of the Portea genus. Portea is a small group of plants. It currently includes just nine Species. The plants are natives of the eastern coast of Brazil where they tend to be medium to large plants. They thrive in strong light. The foliage of this Species is a strong light green color and is quite attractive although heavily protected by sharp spines. The branches of the Inflorescence are somewhat lengthy. This characteristic makes the bloom even more stunning. The plant produces a tall coral colored bloom spike with purple flowers followed by dark purple berries. Great in the landscape!
Fabulous and long lasting inflorescence!
Picture shown is of a mature plant representing what it can look like when grown in the proper conditions.
Buyer receives offset 1/3 to 2/3 size of mature plant.
All plants shipped bare root without soil unless otherwise noted.