Here is another picture of the Queen Victoria's Agave from my trip to
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
The close up shot from a few days ago was of the plant in front.
Looked this variety up and found out it is :
Grows to around 18 to 24 inches around maybe 12 inches tall.
At the tip of each leave is a very sharp spike/thorn and it does
hurt. Yes... I found that fact out all by myself !
Blooms once when about 10 to 20 years old and then dies after
When some of this variety of Agave grow they look just like a very
compact round ball sitting on the dirt, too cute.
Love this plant... the color, the white stripe on each leave and the
desert . . . parsnip
music . . . Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis