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    Blue American Agave Plant (7823948775679)
    Blue American Agave Plant (7823948775679)
    Blue American Agave Plant (7823948775679)

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    Agave americana

    Agave americana

    Agave americana

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    Plant Type
    Mature height
    6-10 ft.
    Mature Width
    8-13 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10, 11
    Drought Tolerant
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    Agave americana is the iconic agave. Known as the American Century Plant or Blue American Agave, this majestic agave commands attention with its stunning grey-green to green-blue leaves, and sizable silhouette reaching a mature size between 6-10 ft. tall and 8-13 ft. wide.

    The popular American Century Plant is a big agave that freely produces offsets or pups and is highly variable in size and color but generally available with grey-green to green-blue foliage. The long and wide, stiff, fibrous leaves of Agave americana have sharp, stout tips and hooked teeth on the margins. Beautiful patterns on the leaves known as bud imprints, are caused by juvenile leaves held in bud stage with their marginal teeth impressed upon each other before they unfurl and fully develop. These intricate patterns become more visible as the leaves grow and expand.

    In the landscape, the Blue American Agave plant is a prominent focal point that stands out against green foliage plants. The blue-grey leaves complement terra cotta colored pots, tile, stucco, or stone. Use in the garden as a specimen, barrier plant, or in containers. Agave americana is an excellent choice in a minimalist, mid-century modern garden design, succulent gardens, or xeric landscapes. Due to its size and dangerous sharp tip and teeth, the Blue American Agave Plant is not recommended for small gardens.

    Easy to grow and drought tolerant, Agave americana is relatively low maintenance, and when planted in the right place, the picturesque Blue American Agave is mesmerizing. For an impressive garden and waterwise landscape, order your American Century Plant for delivery to your home.

    Plant Care

    Before you plant your Agave americana, first select a location with well-draining soil, full sun exposure, and lots of space to grow. Due to its large size, sharp tips, and hooked teeth, do not plant Agave americana near paths, sidewalks, driveways, utilities, or other locations that may cause harm to passersby.

    When planting, make sure to dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the agave's root ball. Fill the hole with some porous soil, like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix, and place the agave in the hole, then add the remaining soil, making sure to compact the soil around the plant's base. Thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water thereafter when the soil is completely dry. Excessive water will lead to rot.

    The Agave americana is a prolific pupper, producing numerous suckers or pups that can be considered weeds. Removal of the offsetting pups is recommended. Use a sharp shovel to divide, dig, and dispose of pups before they take over the landscape. They are easiest to remove when they are young and small. Use caution when working around Agave americana’s sharp tips and teeth.

    Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. Agaves may produce offsets or pups before dying, which will continue to grow until they flower. Agave americana typically matures and blooms after several years (generally around 10-35 years) on a 15-25 ft. tall stalk.

    Delivery details

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    Q: Why is Agave americana called the Century Plant?
    A: The Century Plant gets its common name from the notion that Agave americana would take 100 years before it flowered but plants can bloom after 10 or 35 years of growth, depending on the climate.

    Q: Is Agave americana resistant to the Agave Snout Weevil?
    A: Some Agaves appear to be more susceptible to the Agave snout weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus) like Agave americana. Stress caused by temperature or moisture may also make an agave more vulnerable. Preventative measures like a regular systemic program are recommended to stop the spread of the Agave Snout Weevil

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