Century Plants

These are two photos which were entered in our March Photography Competition by Mrs. Lone Kallqvist.

They were taken by the beach near to the Hotel.

They are Agave plants, which are commonly called "century plants".

They live for many years as a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves, then flower once (often 30 years or so) and die.

However, by this stage they usually have produced a cluster of younger plants, it is only the rosette that produces the flowering stem dies. The other plants live on.

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