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Dwarf Century Plant


A small to medium-sized species with a distinctive upright, urn-shaped rosette. Leaf margins are mostly smooth or may have very fine teeth near the leaf base. The 1" spine at tip of leaf is dark brown. Can tolerate full sun in coastal or cooler areas but does best with partial shade inland.

Agave desmettiana

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Pale greenish yellow to dark blue-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : This plant is monocarpic - it will flower only once then die. Flowering may occur after 8 years or more of plant growth in the ground. Remove flower before buds form to prolong plant life.

Flower width : 3-8"

Flower shape : Panicle

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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