Jerry & Nancy’s Full-Time RV Travel Blog coming soon … Retired for the time being from our high stress jobs in education, we hit the road in our RV travel trailer.
When we sold our home of 12 years in New England, For Sale by Owner(FSBO) in August 2011, and decided to take a break from reality, and become full-time RV’ers (full-timers) for awhile. During the moving sale, we sold all our house plants, except my prized Agave plant with it’s beautiful Mexican ceramic pot. So for the past 8 months, we’ve loaded up the Roaming Agave with every move, and set it back out with every new RV campground that we decide to call home for a few days, weeks, or months.
Hence the name of our blog: “Confessions of the Roaming Agave” This is where we will be documenting our travels around North America, with a margarita in hand, and the Roaming Agave by our side.
For those of you who do not know, my favorite spirit of choice is quality top-shelf Tequila. Tequila is produced exclusively in Mexico from the juice or nectar of the Agave Azul, or Weber Blue Agave plant. Hence my fondness for Agave plants.
The Roaming Agave pictured here, is not the Tequila kind, but is still an interesting plant, and has endured our traveling well. With the help of Richard J. Hodgkiss, we identified this plant as Agave potatorum Kichijokan, or ‘Desert Diamond’. It loves Florida weather, and has grown quite a bit on our travels. It is getting almost too large for it’s pot, and may need to be re-potted soon. The Roaming Agave has also propagated with tubers or pups, and once re-potted, we will have several more Roaming Agaves to deal with. Richard also informed me that the Roaming Agave is monocarpic, i.e. it will flower once and then die. This is another reason to re-pot the agave, and split off the tubers.
For people wanting to know more about the Agave plant, check out Richard J. Hodgkiss’ informational Succulent plant site, and especially the Agave Page with tons of interesting data on this very interesting plants.