• Agave filifera
  • Agave filifera
  • Agave filifera - flowering
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    Agave filifera
    Agave filifera -  a moderate snow turns to ice
    Agave filifera
    Agave filifera

Agave filifera

Thread Agave, Thread Leaf Agave
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Medium-sized agave
  • Filament-like threads along the leaf margins
  • Full sun
  • Well-drained gritty substrate
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Description

Agave filifera is a compact medium-sized agave with tough narrow leaves that have many attractive curling white threads along their margins and a sharp terminal spine. Usually forming a single growing point it does - on occasion - form offsets and with time will develop a short woody trunk. Usually cited as being frost hardy down to about -8 C, I have grown it outdoors for many years in a sheltered position with a large Cordyline forming overhead protection and where - during at least two winters - temperatures fell to -14 C. The plants, grown in terracotta containers, survived with no damage at all and I didn't lose one ... or at least, not to cold; one container was however stolen - never to be seen again. It's good to know exotic gardening is catching on ...

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Agave filamentosa, often considered synonomous with Agave schidigera
Geographical Origin Mexico
Cultivation Full sun. Sheltered south-facing aspect. Free-draining soil with lots of grit and shingle added to the substrate. Keep dry in winter
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness I have had mine down to -14 C in a sheltered position

Agave filifera

Thread Agave, Thread Leaf Agave
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£8.99
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