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Agave attenuata

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Rosette forming succulent with soft broad bright green leaves. Forms a stout trunk as it grows. Thrives best in full sun but must have adequate moisture. Will get hardier with age and size but stil unlikely to tolerate any frost.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£15.00

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Plant Finder: about Agave attenuata

Common names

Foxtail agave, Dragon tree agave

Description

Agave attenuata (Foxtail agave). This species will grow to about 1.5m high and will produce rosettes of broad, pale green leaves. The flowers are carried in arched spikes which will grow to about 3m with green to yellow blooms in the spring and summer.

Cultivation

Most of the species have hard, blue-grey leaves that are half hardy, whilst the grey-green or green leaved species are usually frost tender, min 5C. Grow them in full sun with well drained soil. In their native habitat, Agave will survive hot deserts and dry, sunny mountain sides.

Interest and use

An architectural plant grown for its form and foliage, but also occasional dramatic flowering.

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Agave attenuata | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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