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 potatorum is a small to medium-sized solitary Agave. It has broad grey leaves that form in an open symmetrical rosette up to 60 cm tall and 90 cm wide. The many up to 45 cm long leaves are slightly reflexed back near the tips with chestnut brown spines. The 2.5 cm long terminal spine is slightly wavy and the short marginal spines are on tubercle-like prominences. The flower spike can be up to 6 m long when fully developed and bears pale green and yellow flowers tinged with red and subtended with red bracts.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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