20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Century Plant Overview
Native to Central Mexico, this perennial succulent has a thick trunk, branching at the base and with ovate, pale-yellow leaves. These are typically 50–70cm long and lack terminal spines. Commonly known by the names Century Plant and Fox Tail Agave. The impressive flowerhead is often curved downwards, it may be up to 1.5m in length, and bears greenish-white flowers in summer. Like in many Agave species, flowers are short and funnel-shaped with 6 tepals. Owing to its large and recurved flowerhead, this species is often known as the Fox Tail or Swan's Neck Agave in some parts of the world.
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How to propagate Century Plant
Propagation is by seed or offsets in the spring or summer.
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Other uses of Century Plant
An architectural plant grown for its form and foliage, but also occasional dramatic flowering.