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Question: i have a century plant that has already had its flower, and now has a baby plant growing out of the base. kinda hard to get to, but i should be able to manage. can i just pry it out of the tight container it's in? does it have roots, or do i need to plant so as to foster them? i.e., how do i tackle this? (also inherited from ex-neighbor)

Answer: Marcia,
Cut it away from the "mother plant" and if you can get some roots with it all the better but it will form roots and grow even if you don't get any initially. Those agaves are TOUGH plants and able to survive such a dividing just fine. The mother plant will die in time now that it has bloomed.

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