agave

century plant

Large, rosette-forming, slow growing, frost tender (min. +5 °C), evergreen perennial (H 150-200 cm, W 100-200 cm), slowly spreading by side rosettes. Leaves in a large ground-level rosette, lanceolate (70-120 cm, eventually more), hard, thick, fleshy, with sharp tip and pointed teeth along the margin, bluish-grey to green-grey, with a bloom. Flowers in large loose inflorescence on upright stems (up to 2 m), green-yellow to yellow. Flowering period: June-September; an individual rosette dies after flowering. Requires sufficiently drained, partly sandy soils, and hot, sunny sites. Not hardy in central-european continental climate, grown as an indoor pot-plant or a container-plant.
  • Herbaceous plants are not woody. Their stems are soft, usually remaining green. With some herabceous older stems may harden and look like woody stems (e. g. bamboo).

  • Herbaceous, not woody plant. Stems and leaves may be evergreen or deciduous - thus regrowing every spring. Perennials may blossom consecutively for several years. Some perennials develop special underground organs - bulbs, corms or rootstocks and these species are treated separetelly, not with geophyte and tuberous plants.

  • Leaves or needles remain on the plant for several consecutive years, usually 2 to 5 years. Our descriptions contain the word evergreen.

  • Plant is cold/frost sensitive, mainly cannot survive temperature below freezing point (0 °C) or requires significantly higher temperature to live (e. g. some tropical plants). Required minimal temperatures for certain plants are given in detailed descriptions.

  • Plants for destinctively sunny sites need and tolerate a lot of direct sun radiation (eg. roses, even more spurge (euphorbia myrsinites) , sea buckthorn, sedum, most of rock-garden plants, cactuses etc). Mostly, but not necessarily, these plants can also tolerate drought. Roses need more water and noursihments and rich, deep, fetile soil, while white stonecrop survives more weeks in dry soil without rain or watering and can grow normally in poor, sandy soil as well.

  • Porous or dry soils are normally light and loose, there is no stagnant water but relatively quickly flows in deeper layers; such ground are more airy and warmer, yet drier and usually contain less humus and for such undergrowth it is often to for drought to appear (e. g. rockgardens, walls, by paths and roads, on gravel, also on gravel surface in towns and close to buildings ...), plants of such undergrowth need well-drained soil, they tolerate drought but cannot tolerate constant moisture or even flooding.

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Agave americana |C3

SKU 00018058
Produced in C3
On stock
14.40 €
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Agave parrasana |C12

SKU 00018063
Produced in C12
On stock
72.00 €
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