10 December 2011 14:36:02
Agave americana 'Madiopicta'
My son is home from college so I got him to bring in the Agave from the greenhouse.
I kept a space for it in the kitchen.
Last year when I brought it in I 'cut its nails', snipping off the sharp tips at the end of each leaf. It was encouraging to see that all the leaves, except one, now have sharp tips again. I guess they are new growth and the old leaves were cut off.
This plant is special to my son. He adopted one of its babies and named it Tropius, after a Pokémon. I know that one day he will take charge of the parent plant and all its babies.