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

 
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 page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Puya sp. 'Machu Picchu Green'.
 
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