Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Century Plant Dying
The bottom picture is the plant. You can see that it is dying. This has really been interesting to watch. If it only blooms once a century or even two, I probably won't see another one bloom. Once the plant blooms ~ the whole thing dies. Research says it takes so many years to build up enough sap to make it bloom. Then the bloom takes what is left to give out the flower.
There is nothing left to save the plant thus it dies.
I guess in a couple weeks the stalk will lean so far over that the plant will up root. I don't really know but that looks like what might happen. I might get a few more pictures to post. Hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have.