AGAVE geminiflora

Commonly known as Century plant, Twin flowered agave

Stiff, narrow, flexible leaves, dark green in colour. Flowers formed in pairs
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dense, basal rosette of very narrow, smooth, pliable leaves to 60cm (24in) long with fine filaments along the edges
  • Red
    Reddish
  • Yellow
    Yellow-green
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Succulent
    Monocarpic (dies after flowering although can grow for many years before flowering). Can produce offsets
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

AGAVE geminiflora

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects on young growth
    Place of origin
    Mexico
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Narrow spike reaching 3m (10ft) of up to 1,500 paired flowers
    Trumpet
    Funnel-shaped to 5cm (2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
    Rockery (inc alpine)
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)

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