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Agave filifera

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Gray-green narrow fleshy leaves with white margins and a cotton like fringe. Will take some frost if dry in winter.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Agave filifera

Common names

Thread agave


Agave filifera (Thread agave). This is a compact perennial succulent. The leaves are produced in rosettes of lance-shaped dark green leaves which are about 25cm long and edged with white fibres. The flowers are spikes with dense clusters of green-white blooms borne on erect stems up to 2.5 metres high in late summer and early autumn.


If you grow them under glass, grow them in a standard compost with full light. When grown outdoors the soil should be moderately fertile, a little acidic and sharply drained with full sun.

Interest and use

Grown for their form and foliage.

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Agave filifera | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterDry

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