Queen of the Andes plant
One of the flower sets belong to Queen of the Andes plants which are found only in Peru and Bolivia at altitudes between 9,800 and 15,750 feet (3,000 and 4,800 meters).
As the conditions are so barren, the plant needs time to build up the resources with which it produces the flowering and reproduces. That’s why it’s so slow and takes 50 or 100 years.
But the plant’s one-time flowering, as pictured last week, is very fruitful: A single plant can produce up to ten million seeds. Retaining the memory of the land, and the reproducing mechanism for so long is not an easy feat.
isn’t it awesome to see how the time is different for plants and for us humans? May be in plant ageing, this is just one cycle for the Queen of the Andes plant!
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