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Agave americana
Common Name: Century Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Agave americana
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A dramatic slow-growing succulent from the genus that brings us tequila. Perfect for creating pots of high visual impact on your patio or balcony. Underplant with Echeveria for a sophisticated touch. Reportedly hardy to minus nine Celsius, larger plants will likely be fairly hardy if kept dry and given some protection from cold. Smaller plants make a distinctive and no nonsense houseplant over the winter in a sunny window. Available in small quantities. Please enquire.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Original habitat unknown but grows wild on cultivated land, in pine woods, sandy and rocky places and in desert scrub.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone9-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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