Agave Frostbite Century Plant
Ouch! Don’t let the plant bite.
Be sure to wear thick gloves when handling this seductive monster or you’ll get nipped! It is a rare and exciting selection with incredible variegation and prominent, hooked spines lining the scalloped leaves.
Its rigid and thick lance shaped leaves are very long and narrow, maturing to 18” long by just 1” wide. The shiny dark green center is lined with a creamy yellow to crisp white margin that contrasts superbly with the dark orangey black marginal spines and sharp terminal spine. Leaf imprints can be found on both the front and back of the leaves.
This plant forms a low, broadly spreading, symmetrical, solitary rosette. Simply incredible!
The common name “Century Plant” is alluding to the belief that it takes 100 years to bloom. In reality, Agaves bloom after 15-20 years, and the main crown dies after blooming.
Stiff and spiny soft green leaves are accented by thick creamy colored wavy margins. Very slow growing, grows 4-5″ tall and wide in a year.
Offered in-house and online. Subject to availability.