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IN PHOTOS: Unique 75-year-old plant busts through Allan Gardens greenhouse roof

A unique 75-year-old plant has grown through a hole in the roof of the Allan Gardens greenhouse.

The agave americana was seen two metres about the glass conservatory on Friday morning, as evidenced by these photos from CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy.

According to the University of Arizona, the plant has leaves with large thick points and a pattern on the back. The centre stalk is often described as “asparagus-like,” and will eventually develop yellow flowers.

However, it can be years before the plant blooms for the first time.

Check out photos of the same plant in April at this Toronto Gardens blog.