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Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata


Seen by many as one of the most attractive of all of the Agaves, Agave attenuata does indeed have great shape and form. Characteristics that make it a popular plant for growing in containers and pots.

A perennial succulent with large rosettes of smooth wide foliage. Agave attenuata has attractive green grey foliage reaching 4-5 feet. Flowering in spring to summer Agave attenuata produces a tall flower spike with green/yellow flowers.

One of the more spectacular agaves with foliage that makes it an excellent landscaping plant and tall flower spikes with attractive creamy flowers, although Agave attenuata may take 8 - 12 years to flower.


Popular cultivars worth looking for include :

  • Agave 'Blue Flame' which is is actually a hybrid between Agave attenuata and Agave shawii


Propagation is easy from offsets. These will occur through the life of the plant and are often removed as they appear to keep the plant as a single specimen.

If left, the offsets will be ready made replacements for the parent plant after it eventually flowers.

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