Agave Americana Variegata | Century Plant – The Cactus Outlet

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Agave americana variegata, commonly known as variegated century plant, is a popular cultivar of the Agave americana species, which is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. This plant is believed to have been cultivated since ancient times for its decorative and food value, and it is widely grown for its striking variegated leaves with yellow stripes that contrast with its blue-green foliage.

Agave americana variegata is a large plant that can reach up to 6 feet in height and spread up to 6 feet wide. As a succulent, it is highly adapted to arid climates and can tolerate night time temperatures as low as 15°F (-9°C) if given proper drainage and protection from excessive moisture.

Agave design and application suggestions:

Agaves are a wonderfully diverse group of plants. Agaves can be small and solitary like our Agave victoria-reginae or big and bold like our Agave americana variegata. Equally suited for container gardening or used in landscape applications with proper climate conditions. Group small and mid-sized agaves in the landscape for impact and place larger agaves to add big bold accents. You can do the same with container gardening. A mix of different sized agaves with different growth habits, leaf shapes and colors in nice containers can give any room or patio an impactful artistic boost.

Why purchase our Agave?

Our agaves are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. Our agaves present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your agaves and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Dario Luna
Growing bigger every day

I ordered my agave american variegata a few months ago and it is healthy as can be. Perfect if you want a cool plant that can tolerate some colder nights.

Neve Wang
Delivered quickly

My cactus came in earlier than expected so thats awesome. This was a great gift for my wife.

Becky Allen
Alive and happy

I love the distinct yellow color on my Agave plant. The plant came in great condition so I'm happy knowing it was packaged properly to ensure it wasn't damaged during delivery.