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Queen of the Andes Puya raimondii 10 Seeds

Queen of the Andes Puya raimondii 10 Seeds

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Puya raimondii, often referred to as the Queen of the Andes, is a fascinating plant native to the high Andes mountains of Peru and Bolivia. It's an impressive species, known for its gigantic size and unique characteristics. Here are some key points about Puya raimondii:

Gigantic Size: Puya raimondii is the largest bromeliad in the world. It can reach heights of up to 30 feet (about 9 meters) and can take several decades to flower.

Long Lifespan: This plant has a long lifespan, often living for around 100 years or more. However, it takes about 80 to 150 years to reach maturity and produce its first and only flower spike.

Inflorescence: The most remarkable feature of Puya raimondii is its enormous inflorescence, which can grow up to 10 meters (33 feet) tall. The inflorescence is covered in beautiful white flowers and can contain up to 8,000 individual flowers. After flowering, the plant dies.

Pollination: Puya raimondii relies on pollination by birds, particularly hummingbirds, and insects like bees, which are attracted to its large flowers. The plant's flower spike can provide a vital food source for these animals in the harsh high-altitude environment where it grows.

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