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Name: Jonna
Mรฉrida, Yucatรกn, Mรฉxico (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jan 9, 2014 2:14 PM CST
I was sitting at a red light yesterday and saw this bloom coming up behind a wall. I could just barely see a few of the plants leaves, it was a basic green agave as near as I could tell. I got a pic right before the light changed. The blooms at the bottom of the stalk were swarming with bees and flies, it must have had a fascinating smell to them.




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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jan 9, 2014 2:17 PM CST
Wow!!! That's cool. Were you able to detect any scent? I guess if one's Agave blooms, you'd need a ladder to get a close sniff.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 9, 2014 2:21 PM CST
I am 99% certain that that is the bloom on Agave desmettiana since we have one blooming here as well. I have proposed your image for the database.
Name: Jonna
Mรฉrida, Yucatรกn, Mรฉxico (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jan 9, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Thanks Hetty, I'm glad you thought it was good enough.
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sheryl
Jan 12, 2014 11:08 PM CST
Really nice - I saw blooms on an A. geminiflora today, the bees were having a party....
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Name: Jonna
Mรฉrida, Yucatรกn, Mรฉxico (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jun 13, 2014 6:57 PM CST
I was at the same red light again yesterday and took another pic of the same agave. It now has a lot of small plants where the blooms were. I'm tempted to go and get one, although it is a busy street with no parking.


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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 14, 2014 12:08 AM CST
Shhh, go for it, Jonna...... nodding
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jun 14, 2014 7:38 AM CST
Green Grin!
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Name: Jonna
Mรฉrida, Yucatรกn, Mรฉxico (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jul 29, 2014 5:54 PM CST
Update. I did stop and picked up 3 of the small plants off the bloom. Here's a pic of how they looked when I got them. I stuck them in a planter with a C. bivittatus 'Ruby'. One had what kind of looked like a bud on it but I thought that was unlikely and that it must be a new shoot.

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Here it is today, it definitely looks like a bloom but not the kind of bloom that was on the mother plant. It's odd.

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
May 20, 2015 8:57 AM CST
I saw one of these doing errands yesterday! I'll be able to go by it again in about a month, no idea how long this will take...




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Plantomaniac08
May 20, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Kinda sad though, considering that means she's on her way out. Sad

Planto
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 20, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Love seeing blooming agaves Tiffany..though sad..it is a swan song..but it sure goes out with style Smiling

Jonna, maybe it is just going to make some new pups as well..sometimes succulents do that, growing a bloomstalk with buds and pups as well.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
May 20, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Planto - IKR! It looked like a clump of mama/some babies, so maybe not the end of the overall clump, but I wasn't sure. I didn't want to walk into someone's front yard to see more closely. I did a U-turn when I first saw it to go back & take pics, then another to go back on the way I'd started. LOL! If I happen to be able to go by when it looks like it has some ripe seeds, I may end up knocking on the door... I don't really want any of those plants, (DH already said NO thorny crud to mow around, and I sure don't want to do the mowing, so ain't arguing with that!) but would have a blast germinating the seeds, then finding homes for them.
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Plantomaniac08
May 20, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Tiff,
It will just be the end of 'Mama,' you are correct in not the whole clump. She pups profusely as she blooms and then slowly passes away. Sad

Planto

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