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.

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.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can take many years to flower. Rosette dies after flowering but leaves offshoots.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects especially on new growth.
    Place of origin
    North, Central and South America, West Indies.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Under glass use cactus compost - full light.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)

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
£25.00 each 
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Large
£60.00 each 
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Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
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AGAVE americana 'Variegata'

AGAVE americana 'Variegata'

Century plant, Pulque

 
Small
£30.00 each 
Large
£60.00 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

 
£22.00 each 
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