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Agave americana 10 - 20 cm / 35 cm / 3 L


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Why We Love It

Create a desert-like atmosphere in your back yard with Agave americana – the Century Plant.

This striking, architectural, evergreen perennial is native to southern America and Mexico.

Dramatic rosettes of fleshy, spiny-edged, grey-green leaves will transform a sunny border or patio into an exotic oasis, while mature plants can bear towering panicles of green-yellow flowers in summer.

It’s a proud holder of a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (AGM) but will not tolerate freezing conditions, so is best grown in a pot and overwintered in a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory, unless you live in a mild area.

Planting Calendar

Plant in March, April, May, June, July, August.

Flowers in June, July, August.

Planting and Care

Into the Ground

  1. Water the plant thoroughly before planting.
  2. Make a hole that's twice the width of the rootball but the same depth.
  3. Add some organic matter to the soil.
  4. Remove the temporary container and plant at the same height as it was growing in the pot, just burying the roots.
  5. Firm the soil around the plant using your hands.
  6. Water well and get well-watered until established.

Into a Pot

  1. Find a pot that's twice the size of the rootball.
  2. Ensure it has plenty of drainage holes, and put crocks in the bottom, to ensure no compost get washed away.
  3. Fill with good quality compost.
  4. Make a hole slightly bigger than the rootball.
  5. Place the plant into the hole at soil level.
  6. Firm in and water well.

Product Specifications

FeaturesCan be harmful to pets
Current Height10 - 20 cm
Eventual Height150 cm
Eventual Spread150 cm
LocationBorder or bed, Terrace or balcony, Greenhouse
Planting timeSpring, Summer
Effort LevelLooks after itself
Botanic NameAgave americana
Flower ColourGreen
Secondary Flower ColourYellow
Indoor / OutdoorOutdoor
Pot Volume3 L
Height35 cm
Code: SPRTL153786


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