Agave americana, commonly known as the century plant, is a large succulent plant species that is native to Mexico, but has been widely cultivated around the world. It is a robust and drought-tolerant plant that can adapt to a wide range of growing conditions, but it thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. At maturity, Agave americana typically forms a massive rosette of blue-green leaves that can reach up to 6-8 feet tall and wide. his agave species is hardy to about 15°F and is a popular choice for landscaping, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions, due to its striking architectural form and low water requirements.
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.