Century Plant art print by Donna Mibus. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Watercolor and ink picture of a Century Plant. I saw this amazing, towering plant for the first time a few years ago, when we went camping in... more
Watercolor and ink picture of a Century Plant. I saw this amazing, towering plant for the first time a few years ago, when we went camping in southwest Texas at Davis Mountains State Park. I could not wait to look it up to learn more about it. I found it was commonly referred to as a century plant. I'm not sure why it's called a century plant. It does not take 100 years to flower, nor does it even live that long. The name “century plant” comes from the fact that the slow-growing plant takes years to flower. The upward-facing yellow flowers grow in clusters at the end of horizontal branches near the top of a tall stalk which emerges from a thick basal rosette of gray-green leaves. The scientific name is Agave Americana, but common names besides century plant include sentry plant, maguey or American aloe. It is native to Mexico and the Texas. Today, it is cultivated worldwide as an ornamental plant. I hope you get to see one in person soon. Truly it is a wonderful sight!
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