Century Plant Flowers Pictures

Common Name: Agave, century plant • Hindi: Kamal कमल कैक्टस cactus, Gwarpatha ग्वारपाठा • Manipuri: Kewa • Telugu: Kalabanda • Kannada, Sanskrit Kantala Kantala •
Scientific name: Agave americana Family: Agavaceae (Agave)
Century plant is an agave originally from Mexico, but is now cultivated worldwide. It has a modular (about 4 m wide) of gray-green leaves up to 2 meters (6 feet) long, each with a margin of thorns and a resistance at the tip. Its common name derives from its habit of flowering only once in a while, but when it does, the upper beak with a large yellow flower can reach up to 8 meters (25 feet) high. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or shoots from the base, which continues to grow. The average lifespan is about 25 years. If the flower stem is cut without flowers, a sweet liquid called honey water (honey water) gathers in the heart of the plant. This can be fermented to produce pulque, a drink called, which can be distilled to produce mezcal.

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