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The Nare country house hotel by the sea, on the Roseland Peninsula is celebrating the highly anticipated flowering of its Agave Americana, for the first time in 25 years.
Agave Americana, also known as ‘The Century Plant’, flower just once, at the end of their life after no fewer than 20 years. This time is spent storing huge reserves of food in its leaves to produce a thick and tall central shoot from which the flowers burst forth.
The Nare’s Agave began its flowering process in January and has since grown to over 27ft tall. It took 190 days to produce its first flower, which appeared in July. Over the next few days all of the flowers blossomed with nectar so sweet it was soon engulfed with delirious bees. Its tall shoot and rosette-shaped succulents created a truly stunning spectacle when viewed against the backdrop of the sea of Gerrans Bay.