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Re: Agave question for Tommy from June 13 post
Edited by WSimpson NC on 5/15/2020, 8:07 pm
I think all Agave mother plants die after flowering but the pups become new big plants and there's the seed too that spreads around . They are called century plants because of how long it takes them to flower and once flowering the mother plant is spent of all energy .
There may be some varieties that don't die after flowering but I've never heard of any , but I haven't looked hard to find out either .
Some flower stalks go up 30 feet I've heard .
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