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Agave americana | Pacific Nurseries

Agave americana

Common Name | Century Plant
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Agave americana is commonly called the century plant. It typically lives 10 to 30 years and spreads to 6–10′ with gray-green leaves of 3–5′ long. Give this dramatic plant plenty of room and install it away from foot traffic because the prickly leaves sport a dense spike at the tip that can be quite dangerous. Near the end of its life, Agave americana sends up a tall, branched stalk, laden with yellow blossoms, that may reach a total height up to 25–30′ tall. It then dies after flowering.

Agave americana

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 3-6′ High
Growth | 6-10′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Yellow/Orange
Light Water
Full Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Well-Drained
Special Features = Low Maintenance | Deer Tolerant | Summer-Dry Tolerant | Coastal Tolerant | Award-Winner
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Agave americana
Sizes Grown | 15 gal

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