Agave 'Joe Hoak' Offset Update

The 'Joe Hoak' Agave offsets in March of 2013:
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They looked pretty bad a year ago. Two went out front last week, replacing the Euphorbia, Dyckia, and Senecio.  
Before:
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Now:
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The index of gorgeousness skyrocketed on these guys.  Look back up at the first picture.  This is what the one on the far right has become.  Same plant!
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The transformation makes me laugh with pure delight.

Original papa 'Joe' looks poorly.  Being engulfed by two Euphorbias and a Senecio hurt.  He's still apparently preparing to bloom, but he's weakened.  Entirely my fault he got crowded.
Shame on me!
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 I hope the extra space and some extra water will strengthen him.  Seeing two of his newer selves looking so good might help.

Comments

  1. I can't get over how much growth those Agaves have put on in a year. They look splendid!

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    1. That warm dry winter we suffered through at least did 'Joe' some good.

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  2. Oh Joe! Your babies are beauties, thanks again for sharing!

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  3. I LOOOOOOVE 'Joe Hoak'. Mine got nipped a bit in the winter but has been busy putting out new leaves, and they're all perfect. I'm waiting for the pups to grow a bit before I remove them and plant them elsewhere. You can't ever have enough of this agave!

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    1. No, never enough of beautiful Joe. I am hoping my offsets have offsets.

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  4. That certainly is a beautiful agave! They seem hard to find in the nurseries - and when you do, the price is enough to make one choke - so accolades for growing your own.

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    1. I made sure I harvested the offsets to offset the price of the original. :^)

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  5. Just ran out and planted my Joe in the ground after seeing the transformation on yours. I've always assumed he was a little too rarified for anything but a container, but now I see I was mistaken!

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    1. He's more than just a pretty boy.

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  6. Such a handsome fellow! it's impressive that you grew these!

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