Behind my studio this agave, known commonly as the century plant, is sending up its au revoir once-in-a-lifetime bloom. The plant senses when conditions are just right for its seeds to flourish and then it sends up a single huge stalk. The white flowers open and spread seeds. Then the plant begins to decay until death. As this happens, little pup plants are sent up from its root system to keep the cycle of life going. Once in a lifetime, it gives life!! Pretty cool, this happening outback my place. Check it out.