Botanical name: Agave americana
Synonym: Agave spectabilis, Aloe americana
Common name: Century plant, maguey, American aloe
Native to: Mexico but cultivated worldwide
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: green-yellow
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): Century plant bloom after 8-10 to 20 years or more and then die.
Characteristics and usage: ornamental, medicinal & poison plant, Agave americana contains saponins, essential oils, oxalic acid, hecogenine
Weight of 1000 seeds: -
Seeds per gram: -
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow at 21ºC, thin cover, needs light. Agave americana plants needs a sunny position in well drained soil and frost-free place.