Variegated Century Plant


Agave americana ‘Variegata’



  • Evergreen, leaves can get 6’ long.

  • Leaves have wide yellow margins with green centers.

  • Takes 10 to 60 years before blooming, plant dies after blooming and the many “pups” it has produced take over

  • Flower stalks can reach 20’-40’ with pale yellow flowers at the top.

  • Used as barrier fencing in Mexico because of the tightly formed colonies it creates.

  • Sap can be a diuretic and laxative.

  • Flower stalk and heart are sweet and can be roasted and eaten.

Origin

Arid areas of Mexico

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

8b-11

Light Requirement

Full sun

Soil Requirements

Low water, well drained soil, xeric