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Caution, pruning Century plant

Posted by rfonte649 9 La (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 10:48

I have a couple of rather large century plants. Decided to prune lower limbs, they were almost flat, lying on the ground. Tried cutting with large pruning tool, Slow work, so I decided on my chain saw, worked really well. About 2 minutes after starting I thought I had hit a hornets nets, I was burning on my arms and legs. The juice from the plant, flying off the chain saw, began stinging very badly. I am talking serious burning. Ran inside and started washing with cold water and soap. No relief until I applied benadryl and took a benadryl tablet. The juice must be very acidic. OOCH lesson learned.

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RE: Caution, pruning Century plant

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 10:53

Err century plants (if you mean agaves), don't have limbs?

I wonder what you pruned ?

RE: Caution, pruning Century plant

Called them limbs, cause they r too big to be called leaves?

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