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angie

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will it die after flowering
« on: July 29, 2015, 06:07:17 PM »
Hi Everyone, not sure if this is some kind of Yucca ( was my sisters ) but its flowering and I hope that it wont die after this like some plants do, can anyone tell me what it is and will the plant die.

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Hans J

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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 07:25:18 PM »
Hi Angie ,

I do not believe that your plant is a Yucca ....it could be a Nolina or something similar
So far I know are sometimes Agaves which die after flowering ...but not Yucca or Nolina
Please keep us updatet if you have pics of the flower

Good luck
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 07:29:30 PM »
here are some pics of Yucca ...they are different ( special the flowers) :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 09:53:37 PM »
Hi Angie ,

I do not believe that your plant is a Yucca ....it could be a Nolina or something similar
So far I know are sometimes Agaves which die after flowering ...but not Yucca or Nolina
Please keep us updatet if you have pics of the flower

Good luck
Hans

Hi Hans

I think you are right it leaves are to thin for a Yucca. I have looked on the same site and I think it is a Agave. I will be so disappointed if it dies as it was one of my sisters favourite plants and she gave it to me just before she died. I think she new her hubby wouldn't be able to look after her plants. The flower spike has grown a lot in couple of days, it's a lovely specimen plant. Will post the flower spike when it opens. Here is another picture of the spike, bit out of focus.

Angie  :)
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 11:36:49 PM »
Keep an eye out around the base of the plant. IF it is monocarpic it might well produce offsets before the main crown withers.
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 12:46:21 PM »
Looks like Agave geminiflora.
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 12:59:38 PM »
Hope you've got tall ceilings, Angie.  ;)
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 01:02:53 PM »
Hi Angie ,

If Aaron is right with his Name so I have a bad and a good News for you :

First the bad news ;D ;D
In Internet I have found this :

"Agave geminiflora wächst einzeln und bildet einen kurzen Stamm. Die Rosetten erreichen eine Wuchshöhe bis 100 cm und einen Durchmesser von 150 bis 200 cm. Die variabel angeordneten, lanzettförmigen, spitz zulaufenden, grünen bis bläulichen Blätter sind 60 bis 100 cm lang und 12 bis 18 cm breit. Die Blattränder sind unregelmäßig gezahnt. Der nadelige braune Enddorn wird 4 bis 6 cm lang.
"Der rispige Blütenstand ist 4 bis 6 m hoch. Die gelben Blüten sind 45 bis 62 mm lang. Sie erscheinen an unregelmässig angeordneten Verzweigungen in der oberen Hälfte des Blütenstandes. Die Blütenröhre ist 6 bis
11 mm lang.
 Die variabel geformten dreikammerigen Kapselfrüchte sind 40 bis 45 mm lang und 15 bis 17 mm breit. Die Samen sind bis 6 mm lang und 4 bis 4,5 mm breit."
Do you understand all ?

Now the good news :
This plant will not die after flowering ...it will make more heads !

Have fun
Hans
 


 



 

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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 02:18:27 PM »
Looks like Agave geminiflora.

That looks like it to me. Thanks for that  :)

Hi Angie ,

If Aaron is right with his Name so I have a bad and a good News for you :

Have fun
Hans

Hans thanks for the article. Thats good news hopefully the plant will regrow, even though it has spiked me more times than I would like. Will post a picture again. I have a vaulted ceiling in that part of the living room so it has the height to grow.

Thanks Folks  :-*

Angie  :)
 


 



 


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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015, 11:30:23 AM »
Has it bloomed yet Angie?
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2015, 05:55:30 PM »
Yes and it grew to some height. I will email a picture when I return home. I have cut the spike down now so will have to wait and see if the plant dies. My husband said he will be happy if the plant goes to plant heaven as he fed up getting spiked as he passes it by.

Angie  :)
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Re: will it die after flowering
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2015, 07:25:08 PM »
Yes and it grew to some height. I will email a picture when I return home. I have cut the spike down now so will have to wait and see if the plant dies. My husband said he will be happy if the plant goes to plant heaven as he fed up getting spiked as he passes it by.

Angie  :)
Nice one !
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