Couples 20 year old agave plant suddenly sprouts a 25 foot spike with flowers (18 images)

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An exotic 'tequila plant' has suddenly rocketed to 25ft in height after mysteriously sprouting in a couple's front garden after two decades lying dormant. The giant agave's stalk unexpectedly began shooting up 12 weeks ago and now towers over owners Rob and Julie Crook's two-storey home in a little cul-de-sac.

The grandparents-of-two have been left stunned by the plant's 'Jack and the Beanstalk' type growth after planting it in 2005. Mrs Crook was gifted a six-inch pup - an...
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