Time Lapse Video Shows Full Once-Every-Ten-Years Bloom of New York Botanical Garden's Agave Titanota

The Agave titanota can take over ten years to flower, but the wait is worth it. This one in our Haupt Conservatory began sending up its nearly eight-foot inflorescence four months ago, and the colorful show lasted three weeks between January and February—which you can see in this timelapse video. Because this agave species is monocarpic, this wondrous display of life is also its last hurrah; it flowers but once in its lifetime and dies soon after.

via NYBG

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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