Century Plant Abloom: FOTD Oct 17, 2021

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My Century Plant is an Agave Americana. It blooms every 10 to 20 years and then dies, but sends off offshoots which grow into new plants. In this case, it created two, each of which is now blooming at the same time. I think this plant  and its offshoots have bloomed more than twice in the 20 years I’ve been here but I may be wrong. I do remember it blooming at least once before. The blooms are about 8 inches in diameter and the honeybees and wasps love them!

For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt

8 thoughts on “Century Plant Abloom: FOTD Oct 17, 2021

  1. slmret

    I love this, Judy — I’ve seen many century plants in bloom, but don’t remember ever looking at the individual flowers — it’s beautiful! And the photos with the narrow dof and colorful backgrounds really enhance the century plant flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Did yours die after they bloomed? My regular aloes bloom frequently and just get bigger and bigger but the ones called Century plants always die after they bloom so thankfully don’t bloom that often.

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      1. Martha Kennedy

        Yes, they died down after they bloomed and their “kids” grew and bloomed later. The most prolific was in San Diego about a mile from the bay so it was bathed in ocean mist as well as getting watered. It was in the corner of a small lawn at my apartment building. My others were less prolific, but still every two or three years.

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          1. Martha Kennedy

            I moved to Colorado from Descanso, a small town 35 miles east of San Diego. In San Diego, I lived in an apartment for three years and then we bought a house is another part of San Diego, so two San Diego houses before I moved to Descanso. I started this blog in 2013 so only 8 years. 🙂

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