Scientific Name: Agave americana
Common Name: century plant
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Succulent or Cacti
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Succulent, Prickly, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Dentate, Serrate, Spinose
Flowers: Panicle, Yellow, Green, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Black, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves evergreen, in basal rosette, succulent, lanceolate to linear, greyish-green leaves, margins and tips spiny.