As you might imagine, hardcore horticulturists are ecstatic—blooming, you might say.
“We’ve experienced a more than 50% increase in our visitors compared to the same time frame last year,” said Joe Mooney, spokesman for the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum, told USA Today. “We’ll run another report when the agave is finished and my guess is that it will be even better than a 50% increase.”
Unfortunately, the plant will die after it flowers, although it will leave behind many clones of itself, and potentially thousands of seeds (some of which visitors will be able to buy).
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