Agave attenuata

Common Name : Agave

Plant Description

A hardy succulent plant that forms tight rosettes of pale green/grey fleshy, strappy, pointed leaves. A long arched flower spike may appear in older plants. An old fashioned favourite which has now come back into popularity with our water restrictions, because it is low maintenance and for its striking architectural look. They are ideally suited to desert conditions thus do well in our hot WA summers. Native to America and Mexico. The leaves are great water storers with a waxy coating to prevent transpiration. We have a nice new variety in sometimes, which has cream edging, very attractive as seen on the last picture shown above

Plant Specifications

  • Plant UsesContemporary garden themes, dry areas, Ideal in containers and sunny gardens.
  • Water RequirementsTolerates long periods of dryness once established.
  • Plant availabilityBoth green and variegated available now
  • PositionFull sun to part shade
  • Height / Width1.5 m high by 1 m wide
  • CarePrune off old discoloured leaves from the lower stem periodically to tidy up.
  • SoilWell drained, gritty soil