AGAVE

Genus of about 200 species of rosette-forming, perennial or monocarpic succulents from desert and mountain regions of North, Central and South America and the West Indies.

Can take many years to flower.

In most species the rosettes die after flowering and fruiting leaving offsets.

Flowers, leaves, stalks and sap are all edible. The sap has been used for various alcoholic drinks, the most well-known being tequila ,and the plant also provided paper and rope from its fibres.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Succulent
    Rosette-forming perennial or monocarpic succulents with often rigid and fleshy leaves with sharp terminal spines and toothed margins.

Buy Varieties of AGAVE

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AGAVE americana

AGAVE americana

Century plant, Pulque

large architectural grey leaves with spines, suitable for sheltered hot dry sunny locations

 
Small
£30.00 each 
Large
£65.00 each 
Collect Only
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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AGAVE americana 'Mediopicta'

AGAVE americana 'Mediopicta'

Century plant, Pulque

 
Large
£65.00 each 
Collect Only
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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AGAVE americana 'Variegata'

AGAVE americana 'Variegata'

Century plant, Pulque

 
Small
£30.00 each 
Large
£65.00 each 
Collect Only
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
AGAVE geminiflora

AGAVE geminiflora

Century plant, Twin flowered agave

stiff, narrow, flexible leaves, dark green in colour. Flowers formed in pairs

 
£25.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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