Agave Variegated (Century Plant)
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- The plant forms a large rosette of twisted silvery-green leaves and strips of bright yellow along its leaf margins, giving it the appearance of a striped ribbon.
- Its sword-like leaves stand upright to about four to six feet tall and wide, growing in a stiff rosette.
- The leaves are armed with small brown hooks and it has a sharp, spiny tip on each leaf.
- Agave americana has many variegated forms that show differences in the leaves and names.
- Like most agaves, it produces a flower stalk only once in its lifetime, after ten to twenty years.
- The flower stalk grows to twenty feet or more, producing exotic, pale yellow blossoms.
- After blooming, the mother plant dies.
- Use it as a dramatic, ornamental, or specimen plant in desert landscapes for its outstanding features.
- It can also be used in xeriscape or tropical landscape settings, or planted in tubs or large containers.
- This strikingly beautiful desert accent makes a dramatic statement and focal point in any landscape.
- The variegated century plant is native to Mexico, but has naturalized itself in Mediterranean and desert climates.
- The plant will grow in most soil, but prefers natural soil without any amendments added.
- Feeding typically isn't necessary for agave plants.
- In fact, feeding encourages flowering, which you don’t want to happen too soon because most agave plants die after flowering.
- Full sun and reflected heat.
- Light watering from either irrigation or natural rainfall during the hot, summer season.