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After flowering, should we take off the huge spike?

On plant Agave americana



Unfortunately the crown of the plant that flowered will now die, but there should be some 'pups' around the base that will grow to produce a new plant(s).

5 Oct, 2010


So, yes, remove the spike, if only to keep it from falling on someone. I would also remove the yellowing leaves at the base, but I would keep the barrel-shaped main stem until the "pups" show up, just so it can help feed them.

6 Oct, 2010

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