They grown in the wild, and are planted in places as a natural barrier. The leaves are thick, sharp blades more than one meter long, with thorns on the edges of the leaves. No one could walk through a thicket of pinuelas plants, as they would slice up your legs and tear your clothes.
Our condo on the beach in Playa Langosta has a barrier of pinuelas plants on the back of the building to separate the building from the beach. The dense thicket of spikes and leaves keeps people from the beach from wandering up to the pool area, as we certainly would not want strangers in the pool. The plants are a little less than one meter (3 ft.) tall, allowing views of the ocean over the plants.
It is a more attractive barrier than a fence.
Today is Sunday, so we have posted new photos on Viva la Voyage.This week we are featuring night-time photos of Budapest, Hungary.