A Striking Showpiece for Your Garden

Meet the Agave Americana, a plant that's as bold and enduring as the American spirit itself. Also known as the 'Century Plant', it's a showstopper that's sure to turn heads and spark conversations.

Agave americana

Full Sun

Specific light requirements are not available.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Sand Specialist

Thrives in sandy soils, requiring moderate care and preparation.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in alkaline to neutral pH ranges.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Agave americana

The Agave Americana is a thick-leaved plant that stands tall at 6-10 feet in height and spreads out to a similar width. Its verdant, enduring leaves are a sight to behold, and in the summertime, it produces striking golden flowers that add a splash of color to your garden.

Despite its common name 'American Aloe', the Agave Americana is not an aloe plant at all. It's a common misconception due to their similar appearances!

Also known as

American Aloe
American Century-Plant
American Centuryplant
American agave
American century plant
Blue Sisal
Century plant
Flowering Aloe

Our design recommendations

The Agave Americana is a highlight in any garden design. Its large size and vibrant leaves make it a perfect showpiece. It's also great for cluster planting, creating a dramatic effect that's hard to miss. This plant is versatile and can be placed in various locations. It's perfect for your deck or along sidewalks, where it can truly stand out.