How likely is it that a gopher will eat all of the roots off of my 4.5't, 6-8'w, variegated American Agave?
It has already eaten the bottoms off of 3 out of 5 'pups'. I'm not complaining as I was going to have to move, or remove, them anyway. But, at this point I am wondering if the gopher is going to take care of the cutting the leaves off for me! (;
I know 2 men who removed a clump of them together once, and while one of them had no noticeable reaction, the other person had an extremely unpleasant reaction that lasted for some time, I guess to the sap, or the poison in the tips of the spines. So . . . I am hoping to be 'spared' having to work closely with this plant! (I read about the experiences of several others on 'DG's American agave page.)