The stalk reminds me of Jack in the Beanstalk as it grows very fast and high and it is quite thick. The stalk is now over six feet high and continues to grow.
Soon it will stop growing in height and open its lovely flowers. It is quite magnificent when this type of Agave blooms.
Some say that you can dry out the center stalk and make a didgeridoo out of it.
The sad news is that the large blue agave dies once it grows a stalk and blooms. The blue agave is one I planted as a pup just over 3 years ago and it is very large so I will be sad to eventually see it die. At least I have many more blue agave pups in my yard and I will plant again.
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