• Agave gentryi
  • Agave gentryi
  • Agave gentryi
  • Agave gentryi
    Agave gentryi

Agave gentryi

Gentry's Agave, Gentry's Century Plant
Size: ex 9cm pots - Large, strong vigourous plants

Availability: In stock

£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Large, fast-growing Agave
  • Very architectural open-form rosette
  • Hardy in the UK with good drainage
  • Full sun

Description

Agave gentryi is a strikingly architectural Agave from the Sierra Madre Oriental in northeastern Mexico where it grows at elevations of 2300-2700 metres - and on some mountains as high as 3300 metres - in the open or as an understory plant beneath pine and oak forest on the mountain slopes. A large growing Agave, it can reach up to 2m in height and width forming a symmetrical very-open rosette of broad spiny leaves that are thick and fleshy, blueish-grey when young but maturing to green as they grow. It grows in much the same habitat as Agave montana although at lower altitudes and is subjected to the same cold wet conditions - considerably wetter than Agaves from more desert regions. It is faster-growing than Agave montana with a much more open, less densely-packed rosette. It has a strong vigourous moisture-seeking root system and can have either a solitary habit or produce offsets, often prolifically

Agave gentryi is an ideal Agave for the cold wet climate of the UK and given good drainage will tolerate frost and sub-zero temperatures down to about -10C or lower. Fleecing in cold weather is sensible.

Highly recommended.

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Attractive, hardy agave Review by Natz80
This plant has survived two winters in Berkshire. It's been covered in snow several times and continues to look amazing. It is as sharp as it looks so I wouldn't put it right on the side of a path. Mine lives in a pot with a very free draining compost mix on my west facing open porch. Try it, you won't be disappointed. (Posted on 05/02/2019)
Excellent plant Review by Russell
Unusual plants and I have many, all arrived quickly and well packaged. (Posted on 19/08/2018)
Good value unusual plant. Review by Russell
Order was completed in no time and arrived safe and sound! I've places a few orders now and no complaints, the Agave ordered is pretty cool and can't wait for it to grow. (Posted on 27/07/2018)

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Agave gentryi

Gentry's Agave, Gentry's Century Plant
Size: ex 9cm pots - Large, strong vigourous plants

Availability: In stock

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