I am happy to announce that I am now the proud owner of my very own maguey plant. He stands from root to tip about a foot tall and is a beautiful bluish-green colour.
We stopped to look at plants in Cuernavaca this weekend. I was beginning to give up hope that I would find a healthy plant that was a good price (others I’d found ran anywhere from 150 to 300 pesos in the city).
As I began looking around at the other offerings I found it, hiding under some long grasses that had fallen over. The maguey was a beautiful colour and really well-formed. Bracing myself for the bad news I asked the price…
Of course I bought it and have since brought it to its new home in Mexico City.
I’ve also given it a name. From here on out it shall be called Juan Vázquez Peréz Dominguez de la Rosa Henriquez y Castilla, or Juanito for short!