Sunday, July 13, 2014

Agave in Bloom, Matthei Botanical Gardens

This agave plant at the Botanical Gardens showed signs of its one and only
blooming cycle a few months ago. It has now grown through the roof (the
management opened up a roof panel) and is in bloom. After it blooms, it dies --
but leaves clones called pups as its survivors.

3 comments:

Geraldine Saucier said...

Wow that is a big Century Plant. There are some in my neighborhood and I enjoy them. They are an interesting plant.

Mae Travels said...

It's been at the botanical garden for 8o years -- almost a century!

Jeanie said...

A long time ago, my photographer friends and I used to make regular trips to Matthei. I haven't been in ages. This plant is spectacular!