My century plant is blooming- who has a good idea on how to remove it once it dies?
So after living in my home for a little over a year, one of the four century plants out front has sprouted an 8 ft tall stalk in the last 5 days. After a little research, I've come to the knowledge that this only happens every 10-20 (or more) years, and the stalk will be about 30+ ft tall when the blooms open.
My issue is that the main plant will die once it blooms. We're talking a plant that has leaves that sprawl about 4 feet to either side of its base each one of which has spines that can easily pierce the skin. So it's dangerous and probably pretty heavy.
Does anybody know what the root structure on this thing is going to look like? And what are your suggestions for taking it out without getting some unwanted body piercings?