Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flowering Agave plants

The Agave plant (family Amaryllidaceae)

This plant flowers every ten years or so. After flowering the plant dies down to the ground but lateral buds spring from the underground part of the stem and a new plants are formed to continue the cycle.

For two of these plants to flower in the same garden in our area is quite unusual.

The photos of Agaves Amaryllidacea (Mexican succulent) were taken in a garden in Table View, Cape Town.

(The Photographs were taken by L Wolhuter)

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