This plant has a rosette of broad sword-like, succulent, gray-green leaves. It provides a statuesque presence for sunny dry sites and under glass. It’s also a classic plant for urns, thanks to the architectural splendor of its simple form.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsPlants die after flowering and fruiting, but leave behind off-sets to create new plants. Lethal-looking, dark needlelike spines at leaf tips and along margins encourage a cautious approach.
PropagationRemove offsets in spring or fall.
ProblemsScale insects and mealybugs on young growth; leaf blights and root rots in poorly drained soil.
- Genus : Agave
- Zones : 10, 11, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Dry
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Flower Color : White