American Agave

 

Agave americana

Mediopicta alba’

 

Agavaceae

agave_americana_medio-picta_alba.jpg

agave_americana_stalks.jpg

 

 

Form: Succulent
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 4 ft tall by 4 ft wide
Leaves; Strap shaped, spiny edges, nasty spine on the tips, edges white or cream colored center stripe
Flowers: 15-40 ft tall, branched stalk, yellowish green flowers
Fruit:
seed
Stems: rosette form

Range/Origin: Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 10,12-24; H1, H2

Comments: Aggressive spines

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, offshoots or pups formed on bloom stalk
  • Maintenance: Minimal

 

Return To:

Common name

Latin/Scientific name