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Image of Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya berteroniana

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1200-2300 m. 12 25, 2005

 

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Species:  Puya berteroniana Mez.
Family:  Bromeliaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Bromeliales
Chilean Name:  Puya , Chagual , Cardon , Magüey
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Record:  0017
About 10 Puya in Chile and 8 in our data base.
About 30 Bromeliaceae in Chile and 22 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Green, 3 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

This plant is an excellent option for outdoor growing in colder climates (-5º C), one of few bromeliaceae that can withstand freezing temperatures. Combine that with a very strange appearance, big green flowers and you get a first-class ornamental"

Image of Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya berteroniana

V Region, Parque Nacional La Campana, Camino a Mina, Chile
Altitude: 700-1100 m. 10 08, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Green, 3 petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya berteroniana

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1200-2300 m. 12 25, 2005

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya berteroniana

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1200-2300 m. 12 25, 2005

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Puya berteroniana

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (1) of Puya berteroniana Mez. available here

More species from the same Bromeliaceae family in our data base:

Deuterocohnia chrysantha

Fascicularia bicolor (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Fascicularia litoralis (Puñeñe / Chupón / Chupalla)

Greigia landbeckii (Chupón / Quiscal)

Greigia sphacelata

Ochagavia andina

Ochagavia carnea (Cardoncillo)

Ochagavia lindleyana

Ochagavia litoralis

Puya berteroniana (Puya / Chagual / Cardon / Magüey)

Puya boliviensis

Puya chilensis (Puya / Chagual)

Puya coerulea var. monteroana (Chagualillo)

Puya coerulea

Puya coerulea

Puya gilmartinii

Puya venusta (Chagualillo)

Tillandsia capillaris (Clavel del aire)

Tillandsia geissei

Tillandsia landbeckii

Tillandsia macronae

Tillandsia usneoides (Heno)

 

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