Scientific Name: Agave filifera
Common Name: threadleaf agave
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Indoor plant, Small garden/space
Exposure: Full sun, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Linear, Spinose
Flowers: Cyme, Green-yellow, Pink, Dark-red, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, lance-shaped, up to 25cm long with white threads and a terminal spine.