Fat plants

Sisalan agave

The sisal agave develops many leaves of various colors that are really beautiful so that it is called "the princess". These are small but rich in colors with nuances difficult to find in other leafy plants and have a very fast vegetative cycle. This though if it is an advantage that makes one smile for the exceptional yield from the point of view of growth, it is also unfortunately a damage for the plant itself and for its life. The vegetative cycle made of continuous development of the leaves without a moment of respite, after a while, impoverishes the plant until it finally dies. Here is explained then the rush by the floriculturist experts to the hoarding of reproduction suckers around fields and private crops to find new ones.Seed recycling

For those who love flowers, the sisalana agave may therefore not be the plant indicated. Like most succulent plants, it also flowers only once and this generally occurs after many years if not after decades of growth. The sisalana agave is a monocarpic that means "unique flowering" and corresponds to the end of the life of the plant. Only the reproductive suckers are always alive and allow to recycle it and restore the natural biological cycle. Most of the agave flowers are quite impressive for their quantity and colors and the flowering is a spectacular event, but it is also a sad omen for what will come. If you want you can do more for these plants; the flowers of the succulent plants when they sprout usually produce thousands of seeds and some species as in the case of the agave sisalana the bulbils (small seedlings that form on the stems of the flowers after sprouting) stick like suckers to the stems of the leaves and , they are easy enough to harvest by re-engaging them in the ground and causing them to root again. With this intervention the plants of sisal agave they do not die after flowering, but it is important to intervene promptly and the recycling of sprouted seeds becomes fundamental for a long-lasting conservation of this beautiful succulent plant.