Saturday, October 18, 2008

It has bloomed!

Yup! My agave plant has bloomed while I was away during the raya holidays.

Not all of it has bloomed yet, but by the time I took these photos after a heavy downpour, some of the flowers had already started to turn brown and wilting.

I think probably it will be another week or so before all the pods will bloom in full. And then, as some friends say, the plant will die to give way to its young generation to live. That will be sad for me as I have had this plant for more than 3 years already. When the time comes, it will be almost like saying goodbye to a dear friend who always awaits you when you come home each day from a hectic day at work.

Until then, I will just come home each day and admire it.

BTW, I got this off the internet at

It says that this plant has an average life-span of around 25 years! So, looks like I won't be saying goodbye too soon to my agave! It might just outlive me instead!

The information at the website goes on to say that this plant flowers only occassionally, but when it does, the spike with a cyme of big yellow flowers, may reach up to 8 meters (25 ft) in height. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth.

So, looks like I will be taking care of its babies soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was there before the fasting month, I noticed the buds and commented on it. So this is the result of that buds. It is so beautiful. You are very lucky to have such a beautiful plant in your garden.Love you.Ma