Puya RaimondiPuya Raimondi

Puya Raimondi

The Puya Raimondi is a giant plant of the bromeliads' family, present in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, which takes 100 years to reach adulthood, that means 2 meters of diameter and 10 meters high approximately. Each plant produces more than 20,000 flowers that open every 3 or 4 years; pollination is carried out by hummingbirds. It is one of the oldest plant species and is often referred to as a living fossil. 

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