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    If I remember right, it dies after blooming. Now if it only takes 15-30yrs to bloom and hence die, why on earth would they name it a century plant if nothing about it is 100yrs (century)?
    If it dies after blooming it can't very well live to 100 if it blooms at 15-30 or any where close to that even. Now I don't grow Agave, Aloe or any of the likes except Sempervivums, I do however know cactus. I MAY be wrong about all this, but i don't think so. Perhaps since CactusDoug raises and sells retail these plants, he would enlighten us on correlation of name to blooming and life etc.........

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    Well I`ve rwad about them in several cacti and succulents books and they all say 15-30 years.
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    doesnt mean its true [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] think about cps... so many wrong articles about em

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    I wouldn't put too much faith into a common name being scientifically accurate. Someone probably gave it the name Century plant because it seemed like it would take or took a century for the lousy plant to flower. Or they take so darn long to flower a century might pass. I highly doubt anyone even bothered to find out how long for a small plant to flower before giving it the common name 'century plant'.

    well if you will excuse me now.. I have to go check on my flytrap that came from Venus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tony Paroubek @ June 09 2004,7:48)]well if you will excuse me now.. I have to go check on my flytrap that came from Venus.

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    You're too much, tony! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] !

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (superimposedhope @ June 06 2004,3:14)]If I remember right, it dies after blooming. Now if it only takes 15-30yrs to bloom and hence die, why on earth would they name it a century plant if nothing about it is 100yrs (century)?

    Joe
    The Century Plant was named "Century" because ancient people thought that it took a century to bloom. That is just a myth that stuck to the name.

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