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Agave Americana | Agave Century Plant - 30-40cm, 10lt

Agave Americana | Agave Century Plant - 30-40cm, 10lt

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Agave Americana, also known as the American Agave or century plant, is a large, succulent plant native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. It belongs to the family Asparagaceae and is widely cultivated for its ornamental value and the production of tequila and mezcal. The plant has a distinctive rosette shape with thick, fleshy leaves that can grow up to 6 feet in length and 10 inches in width. The leaves are blue-green in color and have sharp, spiny edges that can cause injury if not handled carefully. The plant can grow up to 30 feet in height, but it typically takes 10-30 years to reach maturity and produce a tall flower stalk, after which it dies. The flower stalk can grow up to 25 feet tall and produces clusters of yellowish-green flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant is also an important source of nectar and pollen for other pollinators and wildlife. Agave Americana is a hardy plant that is drought-tolerant and can grow in a wide range of soil types, as long as they are well-draining. It prefers full sun exposure and is often used in xeriscaping and rock gardens. It is also commonly planted as a specimen plant in parks, gardens, and public spaces.
  • Common Name

    Agave Century Plant

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen perennial

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    America, Mexico, Caribbean

  • Flower

    large and showy, with a yellowish-green color and a tubular shape

  • Foliage

    thick, fleshy, and grow in a rosette shape, from gray-green to blue-green in colour

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

Clump forming

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing, Sheltered

Soil Type

Acid, Neutral, Full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




all year



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