Century Plant snaps and dies

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the century plant at the Potawatomi Conservatory?  Well, you're going to have to wait now for several years!

On Monday morning, employees found that it died overnight.

The 30-foot plant is native to Arizona and only blooms once in its 30 to 40 year life-span.

Workers told ABC 57 just 10 days after the plant started blooming, the stem snapped! New flowers crashed to the ground!

Employees say the plant grew too tall for the conservatory.

"It was trying to go straight and kept curving back and forth and in that process, it got too top heavy on one side and it broke,” said Heidi Gray with the Potawatomi Greenhouse & Conservatories.

Employees say they're sad to see the plant go, but its death just couldn't be prevented.

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