Agave on La Silla

The agaves (agave americana) were planted next to the La Silla hotel. These succulent plants grow slowly for many years, and then produce a gigantic flower that grows 10m tall in a few weeks, and dies right after this amazing show.

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ESO

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Id:eso_lso_agave-5421
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:2912 x 4368 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• X - La Silla

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