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[18 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
More Flowering Agave Attenuata (Foxtail)

The last photos of an Agave Attenuata (Foxtail) I posted were from  Simi Valley, California. The following photos are from my home city of Melbourne Australia. Last year in Melbourne was an amazing year for these flowering succulents with many of these magnificent plants flowering.

North Carlton Melbourne.

These magnificent specimens are in Brunswick Melbourne.  Not only were two flowering simultaneously, each Agave had those multiple flower heads. I have never seen these multiple flower heads before. Have you?

And lastly, a close up of my Foxtail flowering. And yes it was worth the 15-20 tear for the flower spike! From start to finish the flower bought beauty …

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[21 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Check out these butts

Two aloe butts worth checking out.
It’s Aloe Butt Day! So let’s celebrate with a couple pics of my two favourite aloes.
The top pic is a fan aloe (Aloe Plicatilis), it a massive old plant that has been moved around a lot.The other pic has an Aloe Ferox in the foreground with Cleistocactus strausii (silver torch or wooly torch) dominating a few cool cacti in he background.
Here’s some older pictures of the aloe’s flowering.


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[14 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Flowering Agave Attenuata (Foxtail)

16 year old Agave Attenuata (Foxtail) with its fantastic flower spike measuring almost 8′ 7″ or almost 3 metres.

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Agave Attenuata with San Pedro

Displaying cacti and succulents in a symmetrical and complimentary design is a great way to highlight these fantastic plants. I like to combine contrasting forms to complement and highlight each plant. In this case I chose Agave Attenuata and San Pedro. I think they look fantastic together.

Have you paired up any cacti or succulents? Or displayed cacti symmetrically?
Checkout these San Pedros for sale at eBay

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[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
More Agave Attenuate’s in Flower

Here’s another magnificent agave attenuata in flower. While the blossom and magnolia trees are stunning in Melbourne at the moment these beautiful agave’s are quietly doing their thing.
The photo below of yet another agave in flower is from the Melbourne zoo. I’m really looking for the day mine flower, or I should say the year mine flower, as their flowers last for so long.
These fantastic low maintenace succulents are originally from Central America. They require no watering so are incredibly drought tolerant. My original two flourished under my eves and …