Mr. Jacob Hoffner tells a Cincinnati paper: "Last year (1881) I saw in St. Augustine, Florida, several century plants which had flowered during the summer, and some of the flower stalks (while young and tender) had been broken off by the wind some ten to fifteen feet above the surface of the ground, and the consequence was, the great quantity of sap required to perfect the flowers on so large a plant (if not broken off at the top) forced its way into young plants (of one and two years' growth) which came up from the roots of the parent plant and produced flower stalks of from two to six feet in height, which bloomed and seeded, and the dry specimen here exhibited was taken from the plant".