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Agave americana

Century Plant

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Agave americana
Principal Common Name Century Plant
Common Name(s)
Description A large succulent with large clumps of fleshy, strape-like leaves that have hooked spines along the margins and a wicked spine at the tip. After 10 years or more a flower stalk forms that can reach 15-40 feet.
General Comments
Nativity Mexico
Height Range 6 - 0 FT
Spread Range 10 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 10 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Blue-green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Spiky : Spiny : Stiff
Form Succulent
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Form

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