|American Century Plant|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
|Plant Height:||4-6 feet|
|Plant Spread:||8-10 feet|
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow in shallow pots with a well draining, sterile mix; 50/50 organic/inorganic of coarse perlite, pumice; sphagnum peat or good compost. Avoid manures. Irrigate from below by submerging in water to 1/2 height of pot. Provide bright, indirect light.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
|Containers:||Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Awards and Recognitions:||RHS AGM
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|Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jun 19, 2019 2:43 PM
Very common and weedy domesticated agave. May reach up to 12 feet wide at maturity, somewhat smaller if grown hard and dry. By far the most common large agave in cultivation. Blue, green, and multiple variegated varieties exist, with a range of forms, suckering incessantly by rhizomes which usually emerge relatively close to the mother plant. Remove offsets regularly to avoid the development of a dangerously spiny, impenetrable thicket.
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|Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Nov 6, 2013 9:50 PM
This is one of the most widely planted Agave species in the Southwest of the United States There are at least three different cultivars; A. americana 'Marginata', A. americana var. medio-picta, and A. americana var. striata - all three having various stripes of different colors (green, yellow and creamy white) than the glaucous blue of the species.
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|antsinmypants||On February 28, 2021||Plant emerged
Second plant emerged.
|antsinmypants||On February 26, 2021||Plant emerged
One plant emerged.
|antsinmypants||On February 20, 2021||Seeds sown
Sowed 6 seeds in soil under lights.
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