• Agave americana 'Marginata'
  • Agave americana 'Marginata'
  • Agave americana 'Marginata'
  • Agave americana 'Marginata'
    Agave americana 'Marginata
    Agave americana 'Marginata

Agave americana 'Marginata'

Variegated Century Plant, Century Plant, Maguey
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£12.99

Quick Overview

  • Glaucous-green and yellow variegated foliage
  • Requires perfect drainage
  • Very large growing
  • Sunny position
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Description

Agave americana 'Marginata', the Variegated Century Plant, is one of the most instantly recognised of all the Agaves, familiar to most people from holidays in the Mediterranean. Although not as hardy as the non-variegated form, Agave americana 'Marginata' will survive outdoors in some parts of the UK - particularly in the warmer south and south-west and drier eastern regions providing it has perfect drainage. A raised bed and a substrate consisting largely of grit and gravel is ideal. In needs to be kept as dry as possible and in sudden spells of very cold weather with long extended periods of sub-zero temperatures it is sensible to cover in fleece. A warm, sheltered and sunny aspect is needed. Many grow it in large terracotta containers as a precaution to ensure survival and although it looks great in a container it can never grow to anything resembling its full size which is very large indeed.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Mexico
Cultivation Full sun. Dry. A very free draining substrate with additional sand, grit and shingle
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread 2-3m - usually smaller in the UK
Hardiness Down to -8C in well-drained substrate

Agave americana 'Marginata'

Variegated Century Plant, Century Plant, Maguey
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£12.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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