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botanical name:
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Century plant
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: green
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Rosette forming succulent with a neat compact habit. Stiff glaucous blue-green leaves, edged and tipped by very sharp black spines. In suitable conditions will eventually produce a 2 metre high flowering stem, branched at the top and bearing violet-green flowers. May form bulbils on the stem, which grow into new plants when they fall to the ground.

cultivation:
Sharply drained soil in sun. Very tolerant of long periods of drought.
Monocarpic, usually taking 10 to 15 years to flower in the wild.

propagation:
By the freely produces offsets. Also from seed or bulbils.

other notes:
pronounced: a-GAH-vee mak-roh-uh-KAN-tha
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