Palms & Spikey
|Latin Name||Agave americana|
|Common Name||Century Plant|
|Soil||Add plenty of horticultural grit to the compost if growing in a pot. It needs very good drainage. Use cactus compost if available|
|Rate of Growth||Slow|
|Garden Care||Water only in the growing season and add fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. Protect from frost in a greenhouse. Allow to almost dry out during winter.|
This monocarpic succulent has spine-tipped lance shaped leaves of a grey green colour. It is called the century plant because of the long time it takes to flower, although not a century. It makes a dramatic feature plant.