Agave filifera

Thread Leaf Agave
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Green

Bloom Time

Infrequent

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Dec

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Moderately fast-growing clumping evergreen succulent developing multiple rosettes to form a stand 2-3′ tall and wide. Stately-looking upward-turning dark-green leaves are edged in white with stringy white-colored filaments that curl away from the leaf structure adding additional interest to this attractive species. With age sometimes many years appears a 6-8′ flower stalk topped with round fleshy greenish-colored flowers. Great as a rock garden specimen or when planted in mass for a dramatic display. Also performs well in containers. Requires a well-drained soil and once established has very low water requirements. Full to partial sun.

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