Century Plant - new growth

Cereoid+1+ cereoid at prodigy.net
Wed Jul 31 08:32:20 EST 2002

Why not take some more bad advice from your neighbor?

The "asparagus-like" stalk was to be the majestic inflorescence, the
structure that the plant had spent a lifetime of growing building up energy
just to produce.

As for the "babies", make sure they are well rooted in the soil and leave
them alone.

skip <heevay at att.net> wrote in message
news:bkh19.9537$pg2.793011 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> I had a large, beautiful gray-green century plant that went through its
> death cycle - sprouted an enormous asparagus-like stalk about 60ft high.
> After a while I cut it down on the advice of my neighbor - he said it
> topple on our fence or deck in a high wind and what he said seemed to make
> sense.
> Now I have the stump about 3 ft high and I notice around the bottom some
> very small, a bit weak-looking "babies" are growing.  How to I encourage
> them.  Water?  When? Cut down the stump or leave it?
> I'm in Oakland Calif. - warm days, 45-55 at night.

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