Plant flowers in garden after 25 year wait

Last updated at 12:55
FurcraeaNational trust

A plant which only flowers once every 25 years has come into bloom at a National Trust property in south Devon.

Gardeners noticed changes in the Mexican plant called Furcraea in the first weeks of May.

Since then it has grown a spike more than three metres tall covered with flowers and buds.

Head gardener Cat Saunders said: "I feel really lucky to be working here at this time - it's not your everyday gardening experience."

The gardeners will collect seeds from the plant to grow for a new generation of Furcraea, but of course that could be another 25-year wait.