Watercolor on cradled board - 54″ x 18″
This dramatic succulent (an agave) is very common in the southwest and west. The rosette grows very slowly and in its final season, sends up a tall stem that produces a beautiful abundant set of blooms. Sadly, after the bloom, the agave dies. Luckily, new plants form around the original rosette, but the parent plant certainly goes out in style!