A few weeks ago, I showed you Spot . . . my agave plant that was sending up a bloom. Unexpectedly. In the middle of winter.
I thought you might be interested in an update.
Here is Spot now.
When I last showed you Spot, the bloom stalk was just a little over 5 feet tall. The pot had been sitting on one of the platforms of the plant stand you can see in the photo above, but last week, I noticed the stalk had reached the ceiling, so I moved Spot to the floor -- and staked him.
Now, he is well over 8 feet tall! I'm 5'8" . . . and this is my view of the stalk looking up (from my eye level).
And it's still growing!
The buds are getting larger and more pronounced.
It's really quite something! I can't wait to see what the flower will look like when it blooms. Any guesses on color?
In the meantime, I've purchased another agave plant (a different variety this time).
I wonder what this one will do?
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