Agave americana

Agave americana

Amerikanische Agave

A. altissima

E_Mexiko

Succulent, forming rosettes, 1.5-2 m tall, 2-3 m wide, forming numerous layers/small plants, impressive flowering shoots when old.

Funnel-shaped, yellow-green, pleasantly fragrant, in clusters on leafless terminal panicles extending from the centre of the rosette, up to 8 m long, summer, dying after flowering.

Succulent, fleshy, stiff, pointed thorns and margins, lanceolate, grey-green, up to 2 m long.

Zone 9

 
Variant Height, Width or Girth in cm Price
Specimen, container grown or wire rootballed
€490.00
100-120 €490.00*
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Specimen, container grown or wire rootballed
€575.00
120-140 €575.00*
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* Preise zzgl. 7% MwSt.

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Agave americana - Agavaceae (Mexico)
(= A. altissima)
 
Habit: Succulent, forming rosettes, 1.5-2 m tall, 2-3 m wide, forming numerous layers/small plants, impressive flowering shoots when old.
Flowers: Funnel-shaped, yellow-green, pleasantly fragrant, in clusters on leafless terminal panicles extending from the centre of the rosette, up to 8 m long, summer, dying after flowering.
Fruit: Ovoid to round capsules with numerous, flat, black seeds.
Leaves: Succulent, fleshy, stiff, pointed thorns and margins, lanceolate, grey-green, up to 2 m long.
Demands: Full sun, barely tolerant of frost, cold or temperate house.
Natural habitat: Soil moderately nutritious, alkaline, very well drained.
Note: The impressive flowering shoots are only formed on very old plants, and the mother plant dies shortly after flowering.
Hardiness: Zone 9
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