Angelo Porcelli
Mon, 20 Jun 2005 07:54:12 PDT
Beschorneria, as well as Hesperaloe are said to be policarpic in the sense that the plant doesn't die after flowering like i.e. Agave, but the rosette which has flowered won't grow anymore. It will stay green for some years while the basal suckers will replace it. Often it happens that a new sucker appears almost in the middle of the old rosette, just sideway the flower stalk giving the impression it has resumed new growth, but actually it's an axillary bud.

Angelo Porcelli

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