Agave is a genus of monocots. The plants are perennial, but each rosette flowers once and then dies . Some species are known by the name century plant. Traditionally, it was circumscribed to be composed of about 166 species, but it is now usually understood to have about 208 species. Agave filifera (thread agave) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Central Mexico from Querétaro to Mexico State. It is a small or medium sized succulent plant that forms stemless rosette up to 90 cm across and up to 60 cm tall. The leaves are dark green to a bronzish-green in colour and have very ornamental white bud imprints. The flower stalk is up to 3,5 m tall and is densely loaded with yellowish-green to dark purple flowers up to 5 cm long. Flowers appear in autumn and winter.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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