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Green Giant Agave

Green Giant Agave

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Spread: 8-10 feet
Flower Color: greenish-yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Green Giant' is notable for its imposing size and the grandeur of its appearance. It forms a massive rosette of broad, fleshy, spiny-edged leaves that are a vibrant green color. The leaves are imposing in both their length and width and may feature a lighter or contrasting center stripe.

Native to central Mexico, the Green Giant Agave is adapted to arid environments. Its size and dramatic presence make it an excellent choice for large landscapes, public gardens, or as a standout specimen in a spacious garden setting. Due to its size, it is less commonly used in container gardening but can make a significant impact in the right setting.

This agave species is drought-tolerant and thrives in well-drained soils. It requires minimal maintenance once established, needing only occasional watering during prolonged dry periods. Full sun exposure is ideal for its growth and helps maintain the vibrant color of its leaves.

The flowering of the Green Giant Agave is a rare and spectacular event. The plant produces a very tall flower spike, which can tower above the foliage, featuring clusters of greenish-yellow flowers that attract pollinators. After flowering, the main plant typically dies but may leave behind offspring or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, the Green Giant Agave is a majestic and robust plant, perfect for adding a touch of the exotic and dramatic to any large garden or landscape. Its striking form, impressive size, and low water requirements make it a valuable addition for creating visually impactful and sustainable garden designs.

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