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Century plant blooms in Harris County

Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 3:38 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A century plant in Harris County is now in bloom.

It is named century plant because of how long it takes to flower and bloom - which isn’t actually 100 years, but about 20 to 30 near the end of its life.

Its blue-green or gray-green rosette leaves can grow up to 6 feet long and 10 inches wide – with the central stem reaching 20 feet tall at maturity.

The leaves have sharp edges and needle-like spines on the tip.

This plant belongs to Mr. Johnnie Bridges of Columbus. His late wife originally planted it.

“I remember every time I drive in the driveway I see it since she’s been gone I think about her when I drive in the driveway,” said Bridges.

Mr. Bridges says he wanted to share this rare bloom with the rest of the community.

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