What is this plant?

Question From: 
Rachel in Melb VIC


Hi, l was wondering if you can help me out with this plant, we have growing in our front yard. All of a sudden this flower has just shot up out of the centre and seems to keep growing.


Type of Plant (if known): 


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
not sure


How often do you water the plant:
2 to 3 times a week


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
all day


What type of plant is it:


How long since you planted it:
about 5 years


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

Upload photo if available: 

Other Comments: 



Hi Rachel, The photo is not very detailed, it seems to be an Agave – try Googling it. These plants are succulents, they need full sun and neglect. Some time after flowering, the old plant fades away and is replaced with several baby plants around the old central bit.

Good luck, Don