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Agave americana : fact sheet


Species name:
Agave americana
Common names:
Century Plant ,Garingboom ,Silver century plant
Description:
Century plant-Aloe-like with stiff leaves and sharp thorns-Drought resistant. Succulent Shrub

Plant area

Source:
Exotic to South Africa
Endemic to:
RSA-Fynbos/Strandveld-Winter Rain ,RSA-Fynbos/Strandveld-Year Round Rain ,RSA-East Coast Semi-arid Scrub - Year Round/Summer Rain ,RSA-East Coastal Belt - Summer Rain ,RSA-Bushveld - Summer Rain ,RSA-Karoo Succulent - Winter/Summer Rain ,RSA-Karoo Nama - Summer Rain ,RSA-High Veld Grasslands/Montane - Summer Rain ,Exotic to South Africa ,Naturalised in South Africa

Plant size and micro-climate

Height:
Less than 150cm
Width:
Less than 300cm
Sun:
Full sun
Water:
Needs average water
Hadiness:
Hardy
Coast friendly:
Yes

Plant appearance and usage

Type:
Succulent ,Shrub Medium - Below 150cm ,Shrubs All
Usage:
Container/ Pot Plants/Patio plants ,Rockery Plant ,Edible Fruit/Berries/Capsules/Seeds ,Edible Leaves ,Edible Stalk/Stem/Branch/Trunk/Bark ,Edible Syrup/Sap/Oil ,Traditional Medicine ,Attract Birds ,Attract Bats ,Thatching
Fruit:
Brownish/Beige/Tan Tones ,Dry Fruit/Seed
Flowers:
Yellowish/Orange/Gold Tones ,Flowers Particularly Attractive ,Flowers Particularly Fragrant
Flower season:
Summer (Nov.-Feb.)
Features:
Thorny/Spiny/Prickly/Bristly/Sharp-edged ,Usually grown as a Perennial
Foliage:
Evergreen ,Leaves form rosette ,Leaves Aloe-like - Ornamental ,Leaves/Leaflets Basal ,Leaves/Leaflets succulent-Ornamental ,Foliage greenish/greyish above ,Leaves/Leaflets Lanceolate (Tapering towards point) ,Leaves Simple Toothed Thorny

Plant suppliers

4 Plants

Cape Town
cell: 0829201513
tel: 0829227233
email: ehroux@mweb.co.za
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Bushketeers Wholesale Nursery

Brits
cell: 082 498 3321
tel: 012 250 2500
email: 3bushketeers@multiplant.co.za
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Green Cube

Cape Town
tel: 0834353197
email: arlo@greencube.co.za
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Harry Goemans's Garden Centre

Cape Town
tel: 0217853201
email: info@harrygoemans.co.za
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Magenta Plant Distributors

Pretoria
cell: 0824176561
tel: 0128070768
email: magenta@magpd.co.za
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