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For the plant lovers: Rare ‘century agave’ in bloom on Tavaros

It's rare to see a century agave in full bloom, like this one on Travaros. (Photo by Emily Williams/Advocate Media)

It’s rare to see a century agave in full bloom, like this one on Travaros. (Photo by Emily Williams/Advocate Media)

While sometimes called an agave Americana, the plant is also known as a century agave, although the name is a bit of misnomer. In reality, the agave blooms just once in its life, right before it dies, which can be anywhere from 10-30 years after the plant initially takes root. But seeing a mature century agave in full bloom is still a rarity, and something you can glimpse right now on Tavaros at San Leandro in Little Forest Hills.

It's rare to see a century agave in full bloom, like this one on Travaros. (Photo by Emily Williams/Advocate Media)

It’s rare to see a century agave in full bloom, like this one on Travaros. (Photo by Emily Williams/Advocate Media)


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By |2017-06-12T17:33:29-05:00June 12th, 2017|News|5 Comments

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