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Agave desmetiana Joe Hoak

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Agave desmetiana Joe Hoak Smooth Agave, Century Plant, Succulent,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Succulents & Cacti Rosette, Rounded

A fantastic architectural succulent that forms a rosette of elegantly curved thick, grey-green and cream variegated leaves. It can take up to 10 years to shoot an amazing terminal yellow flowered spike. The main plant then dies, but forms many new 'pups'. Works equally well in a feature pot as a statement or mass planted in a tropical or arid landscape.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Agavaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Cream, Green, Grey, Variegated
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High