Definition of monocarpicCategorized under "General"
Definition as written by Terry:
A plant that dies after flowering, although it may take several years to flower. A typical example is the Century Plant (Agave americana) which can take 50+ years to bloom.
Should not be confused with the term monocarpous which refers to an ovary of a single carpel
Definition as written by talinum:
Flowering and fruiting only once before dying; such plants may take several years to reach flowering size.
Definition as written by loungelizard:
The Agave salmiana var. crassispina normaly flowers once
after about 50 odd years, after which it has pups, this was
true for the one that my mother had.
But, I am told that the pups have started to flower aswell,
so maybe the 50 year thing is true for established plants.
a 25 foot spike shoots up from the center with the flower
at the end, after which you will get big pods full of
Also I have obsered pups growing around the base, even
before the flowering.
Definition as written by Magpye:
Flowering and fruiting once then dying.
Definition as written by stainglassman:
These plants have several small offshoots within the first year of planting. They can pop up 15 feet or more away from the original plant. At least here in Sarasota Florida. I have given many babies away, all with great results. Extremely hardy plant.
Definition as written by cactustom:
I don't agree the donkey ear is moncarpic (dies after blooming). The plant in the pot here, deep in South Central Texas, had a flower shoot almost 3 ft high, blooomed out. I cut back the flower and the plant started growing again. I have one in my cactus garden, that is 33" across at its widest point and is almost 1 foot high. It's the easiest plant that I have to grow.
Definition as written by alexgr1:
In the island of Puerto Rico the Calabash Tree begins to flower at a very young age, producing fruit through the year, not dying.
Definition as written by SuburbanNinja80:
The plant flowers then meets the Angel of Death or dies. I like how i said it those.
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