National Geographic : 1958 Feb
Ektachrome by Ralph D. Cornell () National Geograpnic society Giant Century Plants Burst into Bloom, Climaxing 15 Years' Growth Huntington's grounds devote 12 acres to the world's most comprehensive collection of cacti, aloes, yuccas, agaves, and other desert plants. Some 25,000 specimens include most of the varieties that can be grown in southern California. The century plant is common in Mexico, 274 where it provides fiber and drink. Leaves of this species, Agave lisa, may weigh 150 pounds.