UK: Rare plants 'burst into bloom' for first time, but there's a catch

Massive rare plants that can take decades to flower have "burst into bloom for the first time" at a garden in the United Kingdom, said SWNS, the British news service. And it's all thanks to the heat wave.

The furcraea longaeva grows to over 16 feet tall.

And they can take over 25 years to show flowers, SWNS noted.

But for three plants, last year's warm summer combined with a cold winter and now a hot spell have led to their blooming at the National Trust's Overbeck's Garden, near Salcombe, Devon, in southwest England, said SWNS.

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