AWARD

AGAVE americana

Commonly known as Century plant, Pulque

Large architectural grey leaves with spines, suitable for sheltered hot dry sunny locations
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Basal rosettes of spreading, spine-tipped and spiny-margined, grey-green leaves often to 2m (6½ft) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Succulent
    Monocarpic (dies after flowering although can grow for many years before flowering). Can produce offsets
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun

AGAVE americana

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
Small £25.00 each 
Delivery Information Availability yet to be determined
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Large £60.00 each 
Delivery Information Collect Only
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Exotic plants
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects especially on new growth.
    Place of origin
    Mexico.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Spreading panicles to 8m (26ft) tall
    Trumpet
    Funnel-shaped, short-tubed flowers 9-10cm (3½-4in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • 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
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Buy Varieties of AGAVE americana

 AWARD
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.

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