This is a new Specie of puya.
This is the story I got:
The seed came from a herbarium sheets that was being look at for identification of a new specie.
Seeing some seed on the herbarium sheets, the person though he would try and see if they would grow, guess what, it did and this is one of thoese plants.
I do not know how old it was or how many seed was on the herbarium sheets. I did see only about 6 or 8 plant from that seed.
The tag reads: Puya species cayata Ecuador HL 1-08