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Narrow Leaf Agave

Narrow Leaf Agave

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: yellow or greenish
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Narrow Leaf Agave, scientifically known as Agave angustifolia, is a perennial succulent native to Mexico and Central America. It is valued for its architectural form, striking foliage, and adaptability to a variety of garden settings.

A defining feature of the Narrow Leaf Agave is its rosette of long, narrow leaves. These leaves are typically green, though some varieties may have variegated patterns with white or yellow stripes. The leaves are rigid, with sharp spines on the tips and margins, creating a dramatic and somewhat formidable appearance.

Narrow Leaf Agave produces a tall flower spike that can reach several feet in height, typically when the plant is between 10 and 15 years old. The spike bears numerous yellow or greenish-yellow flowers, which are attractive to pollinators like bees and hummingbirds. After blooming, the plant usually dies but leaves behind offsets or "pups" that can be replanted to continue its growth.

This plant is commonly used in xeriscaping, rock gardens, and desert-themed landscapes due to its drought tolerance and striking appearance. It's well-suited for dry, arid environments and thrives in well-drained soil. It's important to plant Narrow Leaf Agave in a location where its sharp leaves won't pose a hazard to people or pets.

Narrow Leaf Agave is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal water and care once established. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade. Due to its hardiness and architectural form, it's a popular choice for adding a touch of the exotic to gardens and landscapes.

Overall, Narrow Leaf Agave is appreciated for its elegant foliage, low maintenance requirements, and dramatic flowering event. Its ability to adapt to challenging environments and provide a sculptural element to landscapes makes it a favored choice for gardeners and landscapers looking to create a dramatic visual impact.

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