It almost seems like a popular legend, but it is not. The Agave, a very popular plant widespread in the Mediterranean areas and belonging to the agavaceae family, produces in its entire life a single flower, after which it will die. It is a very strange thing because the plant can also be 30 years old and always grows very luxuriant and never produces any flower other than what is sadly referred to, flower of death because just after its flowering, the plant begins to lose its beauty and vigor and then inexorably dies. Fortunately, between the birth and complete flowering of the Agave flower, it takes a long time before the flower fully ripens. It seems, perhaps it is, a very sad story. The plant uses all its energies to bring the flower into the world and then dies while its creature grows strong and luxuriant. In fact it is so, the Agave flower takes months to become large after its birth but when it reaches full maturity, it gives the mother this sad fate.
It is a beauty that cannot be explained in words. It is a very long wait, which seems to never end, yet at the birth of this plant creature, all the time waited and all the sufferings of the plant, seem to no longer count because the spectacular beauty of this flower, is an unrepeatable event that the botanists are fascinated by its fabulous scenery.