The beauty of the century plant

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 7, 2021

LAPLACE — This photo was recently taken in LaPlace of a century plant that is approximately 15 years old.

Its owner, Nickie Ayme, said, “Its beauty is a reminder that life is all a rewarding time of perfect blessings, and we just need to keep that faith.”

The name “century plant” is a bit misleading; while many people think it means these plants live for or bloom after 100 years, it actually matures much faster. Century plants generally take between eight and 30 years to flower.