Americana is called a century plant just reachage 25 or 20, the conservatives have lived in its Desert House for at least 50 years. The gardens horticulturalist, ray Jorgensen, was keeping a close eye onthe agave. He shimmies the glass roof up to measure itsquiote. Jorgensen evaluates that its grownsix inches since Thursday. He says, adding that it may be a few weeks until flowers grow, When it begins growing theres no stopping it. The spike could turn out to be close to 40 legs tall. It is unusual to find an agave in flower because greenhouses do not have room to adapt its parting display.
The roof over the Conservatorys agave reaches over 25 legs, and the plantscaretakers eliminated a glass pane to set it into the wild. The agaves body is about 14 legs almost the size of an agave. Americana shoot stalks up from summer or autumn this onegrew a spike despite cold temperatures. It addeda seven inches the next month. The sudden growth, Jorgensen supposes, is partly because of slight over watering in January, which supplied the aging agave the essential turgor pressure to throw up a large ol spike. Unlike the corpse flower aplant which spends years storing energy up to bloom at a time A.
For 24 to 36 hours Americana will flower over weeks. Delicateyellow white florets will develop first from its underside branches, then its uppermost ones, leading to some 10, 000 blossoms. It’ll be a longer show than that the cherry blossoms, as Jorgensen puts it and no doubt only as magnificent. As the agave dies slowly, its leaves will progressively turn brown and shrivel. In one natural habitat, one mature quiote could remain upright for many years, but that the Conservatory will intervene long before which.