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Agave americana (Century Plant)

Agave americana
Century Plant

This species of Agave is adorned with large arching leaves tipped with spikes; these spikes are used as protection. Once planted, the Century Plant can take between 20-30 years to produce a flower, once it sends out an off shoot this is considered the plants final display before dying.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 10 (30°F)Zone 11 (40°F)Zone 8 (10° F)Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 3-6ft
Spread 6-10ft
Characteristics Award Winning, Great Foliage, Showy, Variegated
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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