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Products > Puya sp. 'Machu Picchu Green'
 
Puya sp. 'Machu Picchu Green'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: Peru (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Puya sp. 'Machu Picchu Green' - A small green bromeliad which has strap-shaped leaves with spiny margins and is presumed to be a Puya. We have yet to see this plant bloom. This plant was grown from seed collected at Machu Picchu, the fortress city of the ancient Incas in Peru. We received seed from two species, one has green foliage and the other has gray. Has been growing outside in Santa Barbara and suffered no damage at 30 F.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Puya sp. 'Machu Picchu Green'.
 
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