The Agave Aplanata is a very showy, medium sized agave and makes a wonderful and attractive architectural centrepiece. Stiff, fleshy upright leaves wider at their base, becoming longer with age are a striking silvery-glaucous grey in colour forming close symmetrical rosettes. Each leaf has a beautiful and unique imprinted pattern on its surfaces left by the teeth of the following leaves. The marginal teeth themselves are hook-like being dark brown to black in colour with the terminal spine being a dark reddish colour maturing to a silver-grey. After flowering usually between the ages of 15-25 years old the main plant dies but this will be replaced by one of the many offsets produced.
Easy to grow but slow, great for exotic gardens, but be mindful of where to plant because of the sharp terminal spines.
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Latin Name: Agave Aplanata.
Common Name:Grey Agave. Century Plant.
Native to: Central Mexico.
Hardiness: Hardy to around -9 degrees if kept dry in Winter and extremely drought tolerant.
Growth: Succulent with rosettes of symmetrical silvery-glaucous green fleshy leaveswider at the base. Beautiful pronounced patterns on their surfaces. Dark brown to black curved marginal teeth and reddish brown coloured terminal spine maturing to a greyish colour. Offsets easily when young. Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun/tolerates partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, plenty of gravel.
Moisture: Water regularly during growing season. Dry in winter. Only water a tiny amount if needed to prevent leave shriveling.
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