Palms & Spikey
|Latin Name||Agave americana 'Variegata'|
|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|
This monocarpic succulent has spine-tipped lance shaped spiny leaves of a grey green colour with attractive creamy white edging. 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. This plant has the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.