It’s Sad that there’s nothing to do to save, guess we’ll have to another one. It arrived this morning and I ripped the packaging off while the postman was still standing there, which he found very amusing. I have 3 blue silver surfer agaves. Dans un récipient verser le yaourt, puis se servir du pot de yaourt vide pour les autres... La garniture: I think that is worthy of a party too! Loved this post! It is worth trying, especially as no special work was needed. Agave tequilana, commonly called blue agave (agave azul) or tequila agave, is an agave plant that is an important economic product of Jalisco, Mexico, due to its role as the base ingredient of tequila, a popular distilled beverage. Thanks Debra! Au 17e siècle les Espagnols ont importés le procédé de la distillation vers ce qui est aujourd’hui le Mexique. I also bought 2 online & basically got ripped off and some little pups arrived. All Rights Reserved. The key is to know your garden’s microclimates—it might do really well for you, for example, planted against a wall of your house. I had this agave for thirty years and it is now starting to bloom! Trying to identify what I believe is an agave plant in my yard…. This branches and produces masses of nectar-rich flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees. L'agave, comme la plupart des plantes succulentes (ou grasses), peut se cultive… Help!!! Hi, Michael — It doesn’t matter where you saw off the spent rosettes, and you don’t need to treat the raw area. 🙂 I love the fact that many of your pictures were taken right here in San Diego. Eating and sharing the agave heart was a major community event, and agave was one of the few sweet foods available in the desert. I will be leaving to go back to NY in a few days. I like this post, from Spain where it is know 17 h 30, because i agree with you to consider the beauty of succulents as a great one and because, as i am a beginner in matter of plants i learned 4 new things in just 28 lines. And of course, don’t plant agaves near walkways, dog runs or play areas! Aloe typically have thicker, more fleshy leaves than Agave. Il est originaire du Mexique, largement cultivé pour la fabrication de la téquila et quelques autres usages, au … The flowers are pollinated by Bats. 11 1 2. I never tire of seeing the two-story bloom stalks shooting skyward on agaves around Austin. Strawberry Shortcake. I loved the overview of the different agaves and their particular bloom styles. Il semblerait que ce type de sucre serait aussi d’un grand intérêt dans la fabrication de certains médicaments. It blooms itself to death (but it’s also supremely easy to replace, as it’s sold in most supermarkets, in fact, I’ve given it the common name “supermarket kalanchoe.”) If it’s color you’re after, aloes have spectacular blooms in midwinter, and the leaves of some will redden in full sun. (Moral: If you grow Agave americana, be mean to it.). It’s the easiest plant in the world to grow, though, and magnificent while it lasts. I planted 1 inground 1 in a pot. Debra and husband Jeff live in the foothills north of San Diego. Plants that have had their stalks remove… I finally had to cut it down, it was about 25 feet tall, and was reaching halfway across the street and leaning lower and lower each day. Hi, Dave. I live in the Los Angeles area and have an agave attenuata Blue Boy that is currently producing a flower stalk (about 4 feet now). Much to my amazement, only days after cutting it, another Agave in my front yard, (different species) is beginning to bloom! Diane, that is fascinating! Check out http://www.debraleebaldwin.com for more ideas. Hi, Les — It was probably Agave parryi, which resembles a large (4-feet diameter) gray artichoke. That Agave potatorum is beautiful, what a lovely shot. Agave nectar, now sold in many supermarkets, is a popular natural sweetener. Tequila 100% Agave ou Mixto, faites votre choix sur whisky.fr. The agave species (Agave tequilana… Debra, These are absolutely magnificent, Debra. Now I’m glad I kept all the babies and will make an agave garden in the back corner of my property so they all can bloom! It’s also the most frost tender agave, so planting it beneath a lacy tree will protect it from cold. I know it will not last forever. Aptly named, Agave tequilana ‘Weber Azul’ is specifically grown for tequila production. And people do, Misti. Thanks for your informative website. Apple Valley ca. When it started forming a bloom spike, I realized the topic would make a good photo essay, so I went back through my photo files and pulled examples from gardens I’ve visited. The specimens you’ll see are amazing. The stalk has already grown about three feet in just a week! An agave bloom is truly cause for a little mourning and for celebration. Mine is about 22 feet tall. Hi, Lisa — I hope I eventually harvest some babies, but the bloom stalk just keeps getting taller and has yet to branch. I will enjoy the show but will be sorry to lose her. Six of 10 agave attenuata groups on the property flowered with 10 to 12 foot stalks (incredible!!) My Agave looks the same like on the last picture. Around these parts, aloe take place but will look for some today. A specific type of agave is used to make tequila. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas. We live in Malaysia. It is now only a little larger, but looks healthy although it no longer produces many pups. Possibly, by placing the spike in water? It gets over 100 for a few days each year, but I didn’t loose anything in the 2007 freeze. Patricia. Now after 17 years it sprouted this asparagus in middle which has stem like branches with little clusters. I have an awesome agave that is about 7 years old and huge. Bien connu des collectionneurs, mais extr�mement rare, l'origine d'Agave pumila est... Agave geminiflora, l'agave � fleurs g�min�es ou agave � fleurs jumelles est une plante x�rophyte et succulente appartenant � la famille des Agavac�es ou Asparagac�es. After all, you and your guests aren’t likely to see such an event again (in your garden) for at least another 14 years. At its base grow pups of the mother plant. Une plantation sur talus ou dans une rocaille facilite le drainage du sol. Thank you, Carol, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! When the stalk can no longer nourish them, they’re good to go! there are already lots of pups around the sides. Agave parrasana in Bloom. Leaf Differences Between Aloe and Agave. La Tequila est la boisson obtenue à partir du jus d’agave bleue (Agave tequilana) qui aura été fermenté puis distillé. We are lucky: when our very large agave bloomed 6 years ago we cut off the flower spike (after the flowers had developed) and the parent lived! question -WAS I JUST LUCKY AND LEAVE IT ALONE OR MOVE TO A DRYER LOCATION WITH POOR SOIL? I don’t have any here although they probably would grow fine in TN. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and information! My question is: in your experience how long does agave take to sprout pups? Most of the agaves in this clump decided to bloom at once. The stalk has started to lean slightly. It is a medium-sized Agave that forms spreading rosettes with thin, rigid and blue green leaves. Debra. If pups conceal a sawn-off trunk, then perhaps you want to leave it as is and let the pups continue to enlarge. I wish that more of my clients would open their eyes to the beauty of Agaves. Agave Cactus Liliaceae. 15 3 0. It is probably 8 feet tall and ten feet wide. Agave tequilana is a monocarpic perennial species that sprout a flowering stalk after 5-8 years of vegetative growth signalling the end of the plant's life cycle, but container cultivated plants often flowers only when 10-25 (or even 50) years old; Sexual reproduction normally begins in February or March when the vegetative apical meristem retracts or "sinks" marking the transition from vegetative apical … well at least I get to plant them in my small little patch. You’re right—yuccas, which are related to agaves, don’t bloom after flowering. I have a chapter in Designing with Succulents just on color—the leaves of so many succulents are colorful. I then started to google and found your post. It does take between 10 and 25 years for the plant to bloom, though.  www.debraleebaldwin.comÂ. When they have the right conditions and finally decide to bloom, … I bet you will miss this pretty plant however you will have all those babies. 9 5 3. Hi, Susie — I like the wickedly long and tapered tips of Agave potatorum. I’m sure the chances of getting two blooms in as many years is quite slim, so we are definitely celebrating around here! I don’ t want to leave it this way if that will hurt the plant. It helps me to remember the species name by imagining little potatoes skewered on the tips. La plante change de métabolisme et sa sève s’enrichit fortement en sucre dans la période qui précède son imposante floraison. In Mexico’s commercial agave fields, the plants are harvested at about 7 or 8 years of age, when they are full of sugar in preparation for flowering. Any help or advice that you have as to what to do with the crown would be greatly appreciated. When it comes to Agave americana, when it blooms, it’s not only bittersweet, it’s a calamity—like having a big tree in your yard suddenly die. What a wonderful post! Debra. Il est originaire du Mexique, largement cultivé pour la fabrication de la téquila et quelques autres usages, au point d’être considéré comme une espèce domestique. They are collapsing everywhere in the neighborhood, and I’d like to do something creative with the bloom. This year the crown part was bent over on it’s side. Hi, Susan — Plant breeders (like Euro-American Propagators, who have the Proven Winners line) are introducing wonderful small agaves and aloes that are ideally suited for pot culture. When an agave flowers, it is not a happy event, unless you’ve been waiting forever to collect its offspring. Debra. Beautiful post! There are certain types of Aloe that can grow to be quite large, such as the Tree Aloe, but in general, Agave tend to be much larger than most varieties of Aloe. I only get to see it in the summer. I always bend the pointed ends in and leave curled ends where I walk by. The largest and most majestic of the native Texas agaves, Agave americana often grows as tall as 6 feet. Actually, not that many succulents do. A favorite is blue Senecio Mandraliscae. It was planted around 1994 or just prior. Agave tequilana, l’agave à tequila ou agave bleu est une plante succulente appartenant à la famille des Agavacées, proches des Dasylirion et des Sanseveria. ;+). I would like some advice on how to harvest babies from this and move to new pots. 14,99 €14,99€. It depends. Hi, Bought and moved into a new house in a Bayside area of Brisbane 9 months ago. So sky’s the limit! Rich She grew up in Southern California on an avocado ranch, speaks conversational Spanish, and at age 18 graduated magna cum laude from USIU with a degree in English Literature. L’ancêtre de la tequila (par habitude, j’utilise le féminin, mais on peut aussi dire « le tequila », les 2 usages semblent être tolérés) aurait été inventé par les aztèques qui consommaient alors la sève d’agave fermentée qu’ils appelaient pulque. Thank you! Debra. She is surrounded with some pups. Blossoms open from the bottom up. Can I plant the spikes that are coming out of the dead flowers? Image:1367497 - Stock photo from GAP Gardens, garden & plant photography This Agave thrives in rich and sandy soils. I think it is sad, but none-the-less wonderful when these plants bloom. Thanks I read it grows very fast and it is in a perfect spot where it can grow as tall as it likes, next to some 40 to 50-feet pine trees. Agave tequilana or Agave tequilana var. Can I cut it down now? Le biscuit There is one leaf that has not yet unfurled and another “leafy spike” that will be the central rosette of the plant. Pancake Filled Jam. It’s hard to imagine a world without honey, cane sugar, syrup or other sweeteners, which are so prevalent in what we eat today. Agave tequilana Blue Agave (Tequila Agave) Agaves are sturdy, architectural plants that provide a visually stimulating and low-maintenance addition to your garden. Your pics are amazing and it is obvious you have experience with these things. Thank you. Si on lui apporte un engrais à cactus (NPK équilibré) peu dosé une fois par an, c’est pour éviter de le rempoter tous les ans plutôt que de le faire grandir vite. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana should be OK for you in full sun and is excellent for adding floral color, but consider it an annual. Debra. Cactus Juice Plant. There are so many varieties. Fortunately by the time agave flower spikes are ready to fall over, they’ve dried out and don’t weigh much. I guess it can happen anywhere. She must have been about five of six years old when I planted her five years ago. There was one in Portland in a garden on a busy street that people admired, and then mourned. sheesh. The plant is in my neighbors yard and I told her what the plant was. Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The agave stalk can be harvested and then placed in a heavy pot to by displayed as a piece of yard art. We have done this 4 times with 100% success rate. Debra. Hi Debra, The stalk, now about 5 feet tall, has grown a foot a week and is as yet unbranched.  I’m going to sit back and enjoy the show…while deciding what to do with a thousand baby plants. Now all these blooms are falling into the garden. It’s similar to honey but dissolves more readily in cold liquid and is not as strongly flavored. It has many smaller plants around it and they are too becoming much bigger now. JOSE CUERVO 1800 Reposado Tequila de Mexico 38% vol./0,7 L. 30,90 EUR (44,14 EUR/L) 12,00 EUR de frais de livraison. I enjoyed this post very much and wanted you to know. My dad will not get experience the beauty of it, but I sure will. They’re generally fine in high heat and hot sun, though they like some afternoon shade in desert gardens. Flower Color: Green, white, yellow: Hardiness Zones: 5 to 11: Native Area: Hot, arid regions of the Americas; also some tropical areas: The Spruce / Kara Riley Karin de Mamiel / Getty Images The Spruce / Kara Riley How to Grow Agave . It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. And I just want to be sure what you are telling me. Thank you. Les agaves apprécient les climats chauds, arides et les terres un peu fortes. I have my plant potted in a small entry way garden and don’t have room to let them fall and propagate. There are very few that I can grow in NJ gardens so the ones that I have or plant for clients live in pots for a season and that’s it–unless there’s some greenhouse space availalbe. Hi, Debra, I saw Pam’s review of your book on her blog, and I immediately ordered it from Amazon. La boisson aztèque octli appelé aussi « pulque », du jus tiré du bulbe récolté au bout de sept ans, une fois débarrassé de la tige de floraison, est un ferment. If you let it bloom, new little plants will form along the spike once the flowers are finished. The stock is growing 6” per day, an unreal pace. Actually, it’s 15 to 20 years…sooner, if you pamper it with rich soil and ample water. Yours is an incredible garden… are these plants from your collection minus the one by the ocean? I was delighted to read this article.. beautifully written and so articulate. The tequila agave dies from bottom to top. once the spike falls, does the mama plant need to be removed? Btw, the largest CSSA show is this month, August 15-16, 9 am to 5 pm at the Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. I have a question. We pulled apart the mature outside ones and were are to upright them. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. I enjoyed this article very much. Also do you know where I can purchase a blue whale agave, I’m having a hard time finding one down here in Miami. I have an agave blue ember that has decided to bloom after ten years in the ground. I have a beautiful blooming agave in my yard in Miami, Florida, I think the tequiliana version as shown aboe. Do we need to cut this stalk before all those seed pods open and make new plants? Thank you for all your informative and beautiful articles! Very cool plants, visually and historically. Aussi connu sous le nom d’Agave bleue ou encore Agave à Tequila, c’est une plante succulente qui est à la base de la Tequila, boisson nationale mexicaine réputée par les connaisseurs du monde entier ! I have 2 agaves in my front yard that are growing stalks right now. My agave sisalinia is sending out a bloomstalk now-its about 30 feet and the flower buds aren’t open yet! The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. I’m just getting acquainted with agaves and have four (including a new little Americana pup) here in Portland, OR. Agave angustifolia is widely used in the production of mezcal and pulque, though at least 10 other Agave species are also known to be used for this. La floraison et monocarpique et annonce la mort de l’agave, qui a auparavant produit quelques rejets. In tequila production, this stalk is removed as soon as it begins to grow so that the plant can focus its energy elsewhere. En pleine terre, cet agave piquant doit être maintenu loin du passage et bien dégagé alentour pour faciliter son entretien, notamment pour l’enlever après la floraison, ou récupérer les drageons. Maybe I’ll ask some of the pros at the Cactus & Succulent Society show next week. Alas, Agave attenuata is the most frost-tender agave that I know of. Hence the common name, foxtail agave. These have been the same size(small) in both. Most of the agaves in this clump decided to bloom at once. They are so unique structurally with great colors and I’ve found them to be pretty resilient. Any info is greatly appreciated thanks. It’s such a beautiful plant, my wife Princess and I hated to hear that it will die once it flowers. I have had a century plant out back for over 14 years now and it is huge. Once it’s done blooming my plan is to cut, dry and preserve it and use it like a “sculpture” in my livingroom. Now I have two of those magnificent plants about to commit suicide and I am distraught. Several years ago one of the hardier species was flowering at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens and it became a media event, luring non-gardeners into a world they would not have otherwised experienced. I’m in San Diego. If i cut the spike before it blooms, is there a way i can encourage the spike to bloom and still produce offspring? Aha Toro Tequila Anejo Super Premium tequilana Agave 40% 0,7 l Mexique. Agave tequilana is an evergreen Perennial growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a medium rate. When the spike emerges from the center of the agave rosette, it resembles an asparagus spear. They go out with a bang! Research. They’re hard to shoot because it’s challenging to get such a tall vertical element into a photo. LOL! They are now all curved over and have shed the bulk of their dried flower stems. La rosette de feuilles croît une dizaine d’années avant d’être capable de fleurir. Your own garden is absolutely lovely btw, and you have the cutest little cat! Debra. Those are amazing plants! As for the spines, I recommend snipping off the last quarter inch or so, to blunt them. We have 5 stunning agaves in bloom in our Austin, Texas neighborhood and I watch them every day to chart their progress. Hello, The same chemical changes that cause it to flower also kill the plant. This is the same plant shown in the top photo. North Dakota winters prohibit out door growth so have t winter over inside. Her hobbies include thrifting, birding and watercolor painting. Is there nothing I can do to save the plant or should I just sit back and enjoy the show? Apparently some cultures in AZ/NM grew them as crop plants but the tradition was lost about 500 years ago. Is my beautiful plant going to die after this bloom process? Also have a large clump of regular agave attenuata nearby that has never bloomed; planted early 1980’s. 46,85 EUR (66,93 EUR/L) 15,99 EUR de frais de livraison. Hi, Diana — Wow, five?? 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