- Posted March 15, 2012 by
Century Plant.....Also Known As Agave
FYI........The Century Plant blooms every 10 years.......Should`ve named it the Decade plant.......The bloom shoots up 30-40 feet, the plants are huge and die after blooming. During their ten year growth period, they put off 100`s of babies....and I mean 100`s. The plant comes in a variegated variety, thick and thin variety, but all are Agaves which make Tequela. The heart of the plant is used to make the Teguela. There is a Blue Agave, or Century plant, that produces Blue Agava Tequela, the fine stuff! The plant I am standing by is about 4 years old and is now taller than me. This picture is a few months old. They are incredibly heavy plants, FULL of water. They grow very fast, actually several inches in a short time. Myth has it, that the plant blooms every 100 years.....Not true. People called it Century plant because it "took forever" to bloom.