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Agave Filifera

Agave Filifera

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: greenish-yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave Filifera, with its distinctive appearance, is a highly valued succulent in both landscape and container gardening. The plant forms a dense rosette of dark green leaves, each adorned with white markings and small, sharp spines along the margins. What sets Agave Filifera apart are the curly white filaments that sprout from the leaf edges, giving it a unique, hairy appearance. These filaments can be quite long, adding to the plant's ornamental appeal.

Native to central Mexico, Thread Agave is relatively drought-tolerant but appreciates occasional watering during the dry season. It's well-suited to rock gardens, succulent gardens, or as a standalone specimen in a pot. While it thrives in full sun, it can also tolerate partial shade, which is especially beneficial in hotter climates to prevent leaf scorch.

Agave Filifera's slow-growing nature makes it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners. When it does flower, the tall spike can reach up to 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 meters) in height, showcasing its greenish-yellow flowers. This flowering is a spectacular event but signals the end of the plant's life cycle. However, new plants often emerge from the base of the mother plant, ensuring its continued presence in the garden.

This agave is hardy and can handle temperatures down to about 25°F (-4°C), though it should be protected from frost to prevent damage to the leaves. Its striking form and unique filaments make Agave Filifera a favorite among succulent enthusiasts and an eye-catching addition to any drought-tolerant landscape.

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