Monday, December 13, 2010

Garden images - Agave americana

Agave americana ( Century plant)
Family - Agavaceae ( Agave family )
Zone C
I was clearing the area at Zone C when I noticed this Century plant in prime form. Even though the Century plants are from the arid tropical and sub-tropical regions they do very well in our humid tropics climate. This is a variegated form of the Agave americana. I estimate that the plants have been planted about four years ago and still not bearing any flowers. For that matter the Century plant is known to flower from 5-35 years , long enough to seem like a century.

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