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Century Plant, Maguey
Century Plant, Maguey

Common name: Century Plant, Maguey
Botanical name: Agave americana

Succulent that grows quickly to10' x 13'. Wide, grey leaves have stiff terminal spines and recurved teeth on margins. Prefers full sun and well-drained situations. Prone to agave snout weevil which will eat the roots and heart of the plant. Like all agaves, after blooming, it will die but will send up new pups from around the base. Some people are allergic to the sap. This is a large agave, be sure to have space.

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View of Valley and Mountain

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.