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Century Plant

Common name :  Agave, Century plant

Originally from Mexico. Now cultivated worldwide.  It has a spreading rosette of gray-green leaves, each with a spiny margin and a heavy spike of big yellow flowers. During flowering, a tall stem or “mast” grows from the center of the leaf rosette and bears a large number of shortly tubular flowers. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers  which continue its growth. The average life-span is around 25 years.








It is a common misconception that agaves are cacti. They are not related to cacti.

Botanical name: Agave americana    Family: Agavaceae (agave family)

Info – Wiki and .  Picture taken at Marredpally, Secunderabad.


4 responses »

  1. Lovely picture!

  2. Hi Radha, You changed the look on your blog! Looks good! My agave plants are dying. The have been with me only about 2.5 years.

    • Thank you. I wanted a plain white template. I think it is easier on the eye. Unfortunately in this theme I cannot change the header.

      And about the plant – this was the first time I saw one flowering.


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