Mysterious Plant Blooming After 60 Years, Agave !

The agave plant, which is called the flower of patience in Turkey, bloomed for the first time after reaching 5 meters per month at the seaside in Mersin after at least 60 years. The agave plant, known as the flower of patience in Turkey, reached 5 meters in a month after years.

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Reached 5 Meters

The plant, which suddenly grew up to 5 meters on a rocky area 3 meters above the sea, bloomed for the first time in its history. The interest of the local people increased even more with the flowering of Mersin Agave plant, some of which are known to bloom once in 50-100 years. It was learned that the plant species, which was taken under protection by the Silifke District Governor’s Office, surrounded by wire mesh and tied to the top with barbed wire, is one of the ones that will not bloom again.

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This Plant Has Been Here Since 1963

Neighborhood resident Hasan Celik, 82, reminded that he went to the army in 1960 and came back in 1963, “This plant has been here since 1963. Recently, my nephew came to me and said, ‘that plant came’. How is it that it takes so long to reach that height? progress? Then I came here, I really couldn’t believe it. It grew by 5 meters in 1. Then we applied to the district governor under the leadership of our sensitive mukhtar. Akkum said that day, “There is also this plant.”

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Coming by Sea is Accepted

Noting that the plant opened a branch after 4 meters, Celik said, “After a while, yellow flowers bloomed. Especially our citizens living in the region are very surprised when they see it for the first time. Because this happened within a month. I think this plant came from the sea and got stuck here.”

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Gül Demirci

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