Agave sisalana, better known as the Needle and Thread plant at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The plant is currently in bloom for the first and only time in its 15 year lifespan and within months ... more 
Agave sisalana, better known as the Needle and Thread plant at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The plant is currently in bloom for the first and only time in its 15 year lifespan and within months will wither and die. Panes in the roof of the Arid House greenhouse have been removed to give the plant space to grow. less 
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