century plant

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century plant

see agaveamericana.
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Nigel Brown with the century plant he planted 28 years ago which has burst through the greenhouse roof at Bangor University's Treborth botanic garden Picture: GERALLT RADCUFFE RAD110907CenturyPlant-1
Small century plants may bloom every six to eight years; large ones, which can grow 15 to 18 feet tall, need more nutrients and may send up a flower spike only every 30 to 40 years.
Varieties range from immense, sprawling century plants to dainty sedums with leaves no larger than grains of rice.