Debra. Can I force the plant to flower? The specimens you’ll see are amazing. Do we need to cut this stalk before all those seed pods open and make new plants? In my own garden, I haven’t had any long enough to bloom yet. Can I use the agave blooms for cooking i.e. Debra. We live in Malaysia. Sorry for my clumsy English; i am a Spaniard . Now I am moving it outside my post so that the spike can grow freely. Most of the agaves in this clump decided to bloom at once. Do I have to dig out the original “mother” plant after the stalk dies off? This is the main species in the genus … When this topples, it efficiently propells the offspring to the earth. My dad planted it about 20 years ago and now it has grown an asparagus sprout at least 8 feet, it is amazing how fast it has grown. All Rights Reserved. However, gr… I will be leaving to go back to NY in a few days. Debra, These are absolutely magnificent, Debra. Hi, Lisa — I hope I eventually harvest some babies, but the bloom stalk just keeps getting taller and has yet to branch. Thank you. 2 bought med size in pot planted & are doing great. Some agaves bloom at a height up to 9 m (30 ft) so that they are far out of reach to animals that might attack them. And I just want to be sure what you are telling me. Also have a large clump of regular agave attenuata nearby that has never bloomed; planted early 1980’s. I have a beautiful stalk on my agave attenuata. jam or syrup or some dessert concoction? I read it grows very fast and it is in a perfect spot where it can grow as tall as it likes, next to some 40 to 50-feet pine trees. I have a huge century plant in my backyard that finally toppled over…and all the green pods look with the yellow flowers look to be something I should be doing something with…can someone advise what I should do with this marvelous looking huge stalk of pods and things…I hate to just toss it…. I’m really looking forward to sitting down and reading it properly – preferably outside in some sunshine. They feel right at home in modern landscapes or more traditional southwest xeriscapes and make … Hi, Michelle — I think as gardeners get more sophisticated in terms of design, they gain an appreciation for the symmetry and sculptural qualities of agaves. These varieties are often found planted around the California missions. Since reading your book and articles I have a whole new appreciation for succulents…and a new hobby. The bloom spikes of most species of Agave are treelike, but those of Agave attenuata are unbranched. Is it too late to get tequila from the plant base? Can and how can I send you a picture They have irritating sap and sometimes very sharp thorns that can injure small children and even pets. I planted 1 inground 1 in a pot. We have done this 4 times with 100% success rate. They’re generally fine in high heat and hot sun, though they like some afternoon shade in desert gardens. We are lucky: when our very large agave bloomed 6 years ago we cut off the flower spike (after the flowers had developed) and the parent lived! I sympathize, Jennie. It is a warm season agave … Debra. 18′ tall and the arms are beginning to reach out. So sky’s the limit! I always admire them when I see them in warmer climates–living sculpture in the garden. I think they still look pretty neat but have decided to cut them off. It is worth trying, especially as no special work was needed. They dry and last for a very long time. It helps me to remember the species name by imagining little potatoes skewered on the tips. When it started forming a bloom spike, I realized the topic would make a good photo essay, so I went back through my photo files and pulled examples from gardens I’ve visited. And the photographs are also good and goodly informative. I have had a century plant out back for over 14 years now and it is huge. After wintering in the Mexican tropics, bats migrate northward through the desert following the south-to-north wave of spring-blooming … Hi, Lisa—In inland San Diego gardens, Agave attenuata does best with some light shade to protect it from extreme sun in summer, especially in the afternoon. The Agave most commonly referred to as “the Century Plant” is Agave americana, which has been used in the landscapes throughout California for over 75 years. Thanks. Fortunately by the time agave flower spikes are ready to fall over, they’ve dried out and don’t weigh much. that will perform well in Ft Lauderdale, FL’s subtropical / tropical 10b … One of the reasons I bought my home in Scottsdale, AZ was because of the beautiful sculpture like agave plants out front. There are very few that I can grow in NJ gardens so the ones that I have or plant for clients live in pots for a season and that’s it–unless there’s some greenhouse space availalbe. It’s the easiest plant in the world to grow, though, and magnificent while it lasts. Is there nothing I can do to save the plant or should I just sit back and enjoy the show? USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C). I enjoyed this article very much. Is my beautiful plant going to die after this bloom process? If i cut the spike before it blooms, is there a way i can encourage the spike to bloom and still produce offspring? I have an agave plant had no idea thats what it was till i googled it it grew all last winter and the winter before last and now it blooming. She must have been about five of six years old when I planted her five years ago. thank you for an informative post – I’m going to take the water off of the other agaves in the yard. That Agave attenuata is really neat. When an Agave does bloom, it sends up a large flower stalk out of the center of the plant that grows very quickly. A century plant (Agave americana) bloom grows through the Desert Room's roof at the Oak Park Conservatory in the suburb just west of Chicago. My dad will not get experience the beauty of it, but I sure will. I’ve never heard of the term “monocarpic”. I’m afraid it’s a goner. Agave nectar, now sold in many supermarkets, is a popular natural sweetener. In general, Agaves do not need to be repotted every year. The blossoms on the bloom spike form bulbous little plants. What is even more impressive is the fact that most agave varieties die after they bloom, … Is there a recommended place to saw off the trunk in this situation?? When they have the right conditions and finally decide to bloom, many varieties make a very tall stalk that typically has an abundance of flowers. I would like some advice on how to harvest babies from this and move to new pots. Thanks Debra! Now I’m glad I kept all the babies and will make an agave garden in the back corner of my property so they all can bloom! Pacifica Agave Pacifica, scientifically known as, “ agave Angustifolia var. I am hoping you can tell me what I have. Mine is about 22 feet tall. I’ll bet they were healthier for it, too. The flower stalks of Agave attenuata are goofy looking, tall and curved like question marks. My Agave potatorum, which maxed out at about 2 feet in diameter, is one example. Even if I cut off the stalk right now, the plants are still going to die? It was kept in the porch. Agave plants grow for many years without making any flowers. The stalk has already grown about three feet in just a week! or do the babies just sprout where she was? Agave angustifolia is an evergreen, succulent plant forming a large, rosette of leaves up to 100cm tall and, eventually, a flowering stem that can be up to 5 metres tall. I am growing mine mostly indoors with bright morning sunlight and filtered afternoon sunlight. Debra–Thank you for such an informative and beautiful post. We have 5 stunning agaves in bloom in our Austin, Texas neighborhood and I watch them every day to chart their progress. Agaves don’t like a lot of rainfall—they’re dry-climate plants. – century plant Subordinate Taxa. Debra. Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you, Jane. Debra. I’m waiting to watch the final process take place. Interpreting Wetland Status. Any advice on what to expect would be appreciated. Flowers are yellow or greenish-yellow, up to 4 inches (10 cm) long, and bloom in panicles at the … It produces a lovely inflorescence (flower) and then the main plant dies, leaving behind pups or offsets. Thank you! Overview Information Agave is a plant found in parts of the US, as well as Mexico, Central and South America, the Mediterranean, and some parts of India. I bet you will miss this pretty plant however you will have all those babies. well at least I get to plant them in my small little patch. I have a question. I WAS GIVEN AN AGAVE AMERICANA KNOWING NOTHING I PLANTED IN THE GARDEN IN MOIST SOIL AND LAST WINTER -7 DEGREES AND IT HAS SURVIVED WITH 2 OFFSETS! Hi, I loved the agave article.i live in Miami &love these plants. But I took some beginning pics now and will continue to watch its growth. A favorite is blue Senecio Mandraliscae. Will the stalk carry baby plants? Join Me in Celebrating the Joy of Succulents! I’ll be there on Saturday, taking photos, and would love to connect with any GGWers! (I must read generally about 100 lines to get 1 good new information; though i usually do it in a diagonal mode fast reading not 100 % efficient). Our agave Plant is about to blossom after approximately 9-10 years, the stalk is approximately 12 feet tall. It blooms after ten years or more in spring and dies after flowering. Unfortunately, no. However, leaf color and variegation differs from plant to plant. Thanks Thanks! Assume that original plant will die after blooming. Yours is an incredible garden… are these plants from your collection minus the one by the ocean? Leaves will reach up to 20 inches (50 cm) long by 3 … the flower stems we cut up and placed in vases indoors. It took about a year to complete it’s bloom cycle, so it was enjoyed by all for quite some time. I loved the overview of the different agaves and their particular bloom styles. Diane, that is fascinating! Can I plant the spikes that are coming out of the dead flowers? Please help this very old senior! It’s like a teen-age daughter’s pregnancy. Alas, Agave attenuata is the most frost-tender agave that I know of. If there’s nothing you can do about it, you might as well celebrate. Agave plants are perhaps best known for tequila, which is made from the steamed, mashed, fermented and distilled hearts of the blue agave. Hi, Chris — I’m so glad you’re enjoying your agaves in bloom! Hi, Dave. the one in my grandparents front yard is now forming a stalk the sad thing is that when it falls it will land in the paved road ); im thinking of tying a rope around stalk of Cacti and Succulents. Wetland Status. Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified, all Timber Press bestsellers. Hi, Michael — It doesn’t matter where you saw off the spent rosettes, and you don’t need to treat the raw area. Beautiful post with wonderful photos Debra! The Caribbean Agave almost resembles a Yucca. This often catches people by surprise when the Agave … Once the agave blooms, the mother plant … If you are the type of person who likes to fuss with houseplants and water a lot, Agave is probably not the plant for you. Any advice on how best to propagate pups is much appreciated . Dear Debra, our 2 agave stalks are now about 40 feet high. Actually, not that many succulents do. Debra. They must be littermates. Each ‘head’ is amongst a large group of adjoining agave plants and sit on a 2-3 foot trunk, some with small new pups sprouting off them. Agave is not a difficult plant to grow. It arrived this morning and I ripped the packaging off while the postman was still standing there, which he found very amusing. I have my plant potted in a small entry way garden and don’t have room to let them fall and propagate. Copyright © 2007–2020 gardeninggonewild.com. How amazing this plant is when you water once a month and ignore it. If you get a chance, go to a Cactus and Succulent Society of America show. I love it and wouldn’t want it to die after having it so long. Or does it just not matter? about 4 months ago. How long before that shoot topples over? I also love the Agave desmettiana, so interesting & rare that they are all blooming at the same time. We custom-grow and nurture Agave angustifolia … Those in the photo are probably the same age—pups from the same litter, so to speak—so they all reached maturity at the same time. Once it’s done blooming my plan is to cut, dry and preserve it and use it like a “sculpture” in my livingroom. It is getting to big for the area that it is in. This … Agave is a succulent plant native to the American Southwest. Hi, Debra, I saw Pam’s review of your book on her blog, and I immediately ordered it from Amazon. She is surrounded with some pups. I recently was given an agave americana that looks to be a pup from a larger plant, and it is very tiny! I have an awesome agave that is about 7 years old and huge. Like other century plants, it only blooms … Seed pods (hundreds) are still plump and green and I don’t want to hurt them by cutting the stalk too early. An agave bloom is truly cause for a little mourning and for celebration. nothing developed but they looked lovely! I just went to a talk about cultivated agaves the other day. Do I just put them in potting soil and cover or is there something else I should do? I would like to share some photos but I am unable to load here. Also as the trunks are 4-5 inches in diameter is there any need to put a treatment on the sawn part? They are now all curved over and have shed the bulk of their dried flower stems. After all, you and your guests aren’t likely to see such an event again (in your garden) for at least another 14 years. Taxonomy. My agave bloomed last year – not like yours, which is what I expected and wanted, but with four or five short (~12 in.) Taking as many as 40 years to bloom, agave … We admired the architectural symmetry of this plant. wE’VE BEEN TOLD OUR PLANT IS A “CENTURY PLANT.” tHANK YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATIVE WEBSITE! Drought Tolerant Agave and Cactus can add drama to your landscape while still being low maintenance. We have s blooming century plant right now. North Dakota winters prohibit out door growth so have t winter over inside. Cultivation: Description: It is a small-medim sized … Agave … Debra. Hi, Pam — I’m sure not looking forward to when my large agaves turn arborial. I just went to bush gardens & they had some nice huge 6fters. Thank you, Carol, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Hi Debra – I have really enjoyed your book and I’ve already preordered your next book from Amazon. I only get to see it in the summer. I love agaves! I’d love to know if that’s the case. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and take a long time to outgrow their pot. It is mid-October and still in the ’90s here, so don’t think the cold [probably in January/February] weather will affect the blooms at all. It is good that the Agave plants live so long before blooming … sad that they give their life giving birth… wow ….really so many offspring? I enjoyed this post very much and wanted you to know. We just moved to Southern New Mexico a few years ago and promptly planted several agave in our yard–just love them! Donna Jones. Debra. If pups conceal a sawn-off trunk, then perhaps you want to leave it as is and let the pups continue to enlarge. I thought since I grow most of my agaves in pots that I would never face the bloom spike. wow! Agaves are monocarpic, meaning they die after flowering. It was planted around 1994 or just prior. Hope you have room for all your babies! There was one in Portland in a garden on a busy street that people admired, and then mourned. Agaves are nothing if not determined to reproduce. Rich Agave desmettiana is notorious for blooming out after being in the ground only a few years. I was going to remove all the small ones, but an arborist advised me that it may disturb the roots of the large one. The rosettes do not bloom until they are several decades or so old and die after flowering. Other than this issue the plant is very large and healthy. All rights reserved. Notice the size of the bloom stalk of Agave angustifolia ‘Variegata’ relative to that of the mother plant. I’m sure it will be many years before I have the experience, but I can quite imagine the bittersweet in the advent of an agave bloom. Thanks for the great article! I have this plant purchased in ’98 when very young. Any help or advice that you have as to what to do with the crown would be greatly appreciated. Hi, Les — It was probably Agave parryi, which resembles a large (4-feet diameter) gray artichoke. I saw this beautiful blooming Agave on my morning walk and decided to Google some information. Description: Agave americana is a large succulent plant of the Asparagaceae family. Evaluate the clump in terms of the aesthetics of your garden. Yes, your attenuatas will die after blooming. Agave angustifolia Caribbean Agave, is a small beautiful Agave with stiff short, sword shape leaves with cream colored margins. When the spike emerges from the center of the agave rosette, it resembles an asparagus spear. Thanks for sharing, (and my condolences on the blooming and mortality of your agave…), Hi, Jodi — Some agaves you might be able to grow: Agave parryi (hardy to minus 20 degrees), Agave gentrii (5 degrees), Agave neomexicana (minus 20), and Agave havardiana (minus 10). Well, much to my joy, today, 10/9/09, I discovered an asparagus-like stem in the middle starting to emerge! When an agave flowers, it is not a happy event, unless you’ve been waiting forever to collect its offspring. So I started researching and found out it was and agave plant and this is what they do around this age. If this lets me send photos I’ll put some great agaves. Thank you. Debra's YouTube channel has had over 3,000,000 views. Enjoy the show while it lasts. See more at How to Grow and Care for Agave. Hi, Bought and moved into a new house in a Bayside area of Brisbane 9 months ago. ‘marginata’ is one of only a dozen or so Agave sp. There are so many varieties. Can I cut it down now? My question is: in your experience how long does agave take to sprout pups? That´s an informative efficiency of 4/28 = 1/7 = 14 %, a very high rate compared with the average informative learning in The Internet; when searching for unknown matters with Google; which is about 1 % in my own experience. The height of the bloom stalk is often many times higher than the plant. This is the same plant shown in the top photo. You could start a nursery. It has many smaller plants around it and they are too becoming much bigger now. That Agave potatorum is beautiful, what a lovely shot. and how long will it last. Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' (Caribbean Agave) A medium sized Agave to 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide with a dense rosette, rounded in outline, atop a short trunk 1 to 2 feet tall that is usually hidden until plants get some age (about when they bloom!). Hi, Diana — Wow, five?? So interesting architecturally and different from what goes here in New England… though I do have Yucca growing … out of character I know for our landscape… and this member of the Agave family does not seem to die after blooming. Thank you for your insight! Sad to know its going to die its a beautiful plant and my son gave it to me about 10years ago. I have a beautiful blooming agave in my yard in Miami, Florida, I think the tequiliana version as shown aboe. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting. When you do repot, refresh the spent soil with a new potting mix and make sure the plant is firmly anchored in its pot. Very cool plants, visually and historically. Oak Park, Illinois, USA, 18th July, 2013. ;+). None of these agaves are (or were) in my garden except for the small one in the first and last photos. Copyright © 2013-2020 World of Succulents. Obviously they aren’t a plant for outdoors here in Nova Scotia, but I can vicariously enjoy them through photo-posts like this. The attenuata spike is lovely, but they are all striking. At its base grow pups of the mother plant. Related Links. Agave tequilana azul: Weber's blue agave is used to make tequila, but it is also a very attractive garden plant, reaching upward of 6 feet tall and flowering in six to eight years with yellow blooms. And people do, Misti. Debra. Btw, the largest CSSA show is this month, August 15-16, 9 am to 5 pm at the Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. Debra. Wish i could figure out how to post a photo. I had no idea what it was but during this time it died, grew bacj, I relocated it at which time I harvested 2 babies attached to roots. From tropical to xeriscape, this Caribbean Agave is the right choice for any landscape! It was so interesting to hear about a harvest that a village had to wait 20 years for! My agave sisalinia is sending out a bloomstalk now-its about 30 feet and the flower buds aren’t open yet! It’s such a beautiful plant, my wife Princess and I hated to hear that it will die once it flowers. The different varieties of agave have different ages to bloom time. Debra. My goal is to share the beauty of waterwise, easy-care succulents in gardens, containers and landscapes via blog posts, newsletters, public speaking and workshops, photos, videos, merchandise, and social media (Facebook and Pinterest). In Mexico’s commercial agave fields, the plants are harvested at about 7 or 8 years of age, when they are full of sugar in preparation for flowering. Narrowleaf agave is a long-lived evergreen perennial native from Sonora, Mexico southward to Costa Rica. It has a powerful leaf rosette with gray-green or gray-blue leaves that can in tropical areas grow up to 1.75 meters long … My agave plant just started blooming a stalk out of the center and I didn’t know what was happening so I started researching and found out it does this only once in its life time and will die after. The century plant (Agave americana) is one of the most notorious landscape agaves. This could take a while! I guess, with a certain fertilizer? Notice the size of the bloom stalk of Agave angustifolia ‘Variegata’ relative to that of the mother plant. There in rocky soil lots of fl sun&i water them& neglect them. My plant potted in a small beautiful agave with stiff short, sword shape leaves with cream margins... 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