Me, Cactus Baby, and Cactus Babies in Arizona!

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Have to share our Century Plant, which is an Agave, since this is the first year that we have lived here at our house, where it has had a baby plant growing from the middle of the agave.  It is over 30 feet tall, and looks like an asparagus spear.  It has grown up thin, and straight, with minimal watering (actually watering twice, so not even weekly).  This agave is in our back, side yard, and just to show the height comparison, Roger took a picture of me standing next to it.


A Century Plant takes approximately 15 years to have a baby, and after the babies of the tall, thin original baby flower, the base of the plant will die.


It's taken about 3 weeks for the babies to show up - after the asparagus spear reached it's full height - though the babies are not yet fully opened.  They go down about 10 feet from the top of the asparagus spear, so it's pretty spectacular to view.


This is definitely 'picture worthy', and I hope that you enjoy the beauty of our Sonoran Desert, as much as we love sharing it's beauty with you!



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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Thank you for your comment Richard Bazinet - I've seen these 'babies' before, just not around our house, nor have I seen them grow this tall!  I don't know why your name didn't come up in 'blue', so you may not get my reply . . .  and actually your comment does not show up on this Blog, just on my phone . . .  hmmm . . .

May 04, 2017 09:56 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have a Century plant in the front yard of one of our homes, right after moving there the neighbors came over and filled us in on the importance of it.

Ours did not get nearly as tall as yours did.

May 04, 2017 10:20 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow loved the story and the picture, that must be at least 40 feet or higher? Endre

May 04, 2017 11:33 PM #4
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Allie Angeloni And so next you will be telling us that going into the Tequilla Brewing business is in your future?  On a recent trip across the Country, I saw many of these shooting up in the SW. Lucky you!

May 05, 2017 04:01 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Allie. This certainly is picture worthy. Never saw a beanstalk cautus before.

May 05, 2017 05:19 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW, now, that is a TALL Agave - and I'm sure you'll share some close-up 'baby' photos, won't you, Allie?!  It's so interesting that it takes 15 years to 'have babies!' You do live in such an interesting area, Allie!

May 06, 2017 07:09 PM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Allie Angeloni - To think you raised that baby and now its educating you! Although I see the word Agave a lot here in Texas, I know it's a restaurant where there's good Mexican food. As far as the plant goes, I have no knowledge, until today. I can't imagine how big it gets and what makes it stand up so tall and strong against the weather? What you shared sounds like something out of a Ripley's Believe It Not page! I am now fascinated by your desert life and that picture is quite amazing! Thank you, for sharing!!! I enjoyed reading it very, very much. 

May 29, 2017 01:44 PM #8
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

What a great photo, Allie!  Hope all is going terrifically for you both and business is growing like that bloom!

Jun 02, 2017 11:30 AM #9
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

That is one incredible agave plant!   I need to visit Tucson/Phoenix Arizona... it has been too long.  What a great photo.

Jun 04, 2017 05:53 PM #10
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Allie, that is simply amazing, as I had no idea!  I just love how many interesting things one can learn here on AR from the various regions of the country!

Thanks so much for the follow and I look forward to reading more about your part of Arizona,  Allie!  

Jun 22, 2017 08:56 AM #11
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Allie Angeloni I've seen agave plants before but none with an asparagus that big.  Pretty amazing.  Did you replant the babies?

Aug 17, 2017 04:42 AM #12
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

That's a great visual photo taken by Roger. He should get some extra points for that shot. Thanks for sharing this Agave with us.

Allie Angeloni Thanks for the message earlier.

Aug 20, 2017 02:28 PM #13
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a wonderful photo - thanks for sharing the life cycle of an agave with us - I didn't know about it being an east coast person! 

Jan 02, 2018 04:57 AM #14
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