You can see the magnificent century plant (Agave americana) as soon as you enter the Edvard Anderson Conservatory. It grows up to 15 cm a day and can reach a height of 5-9 meters in our climate. Our century plant started to bloom August 3th.

Agave plants are monocarp: after the rosette has flowered, that rosette dies. (You can already see that the leaves are starting to wither on our plant.) All the side rosettes are alive. Theese can be used to propagate the Agave. Read more on Bergius Botanic Gardens webbsite

Photo: Astrid Fyhr

Photo: Astrid Fyhr