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Massive century plant in full bloom on Texas Avenue

Waco-Temple-Bryan KBTX-TV logo Waco-Temple-Bryan KBTX-TV 5/16/2022 Hope Merritt
Century plant is in full bloom along Texas Ave. © Provided by Waco-Temple-Bryan KBTX-TV Century plant is in full bloom along Texas Ave.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - A giant century plant is in full bloom in front of Harvey Washbangers on Texas Ave, which only happens once in the plant’s lifetime.

Agave americana, more commonly known as the century plant, shoots up a tall stalk with yellow blossoms near the end of its life. While called the century plant it typically lives only 10 to 30 years, according to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

This larger-than-life succulent along Texas Ave caught Justin Garcia’s eye. He said he has seen two different century plants bloom in the same spot since he has worked at Harvey Washbangers.

“Over the past few weeks, we have watched it bloom and it has gotten so much bigger,” said Garcia. “It just put me at awe.”

Garcia said people need to head over and see the century plant as soon as possible because it will die soon.

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