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Thread Leaf Agave


This small to medium-sized agave grows in dense tufts of rosetting slender, lance-shaped dark green leaves with white threads (filaments) along margins and a grey terminal spine. Leaf buds create an attractive white imprint on the leaves. In hot inland areas provide light shade and frost protection to maintain best appearance. A great accent or focal plant in either container or ground.

Agave filifera

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 6-12"

Leaf width : 3/4 - 1 1/2"

Leaf shape : Slender, lance-shaped

Leaf color : Dark green with white markings

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1 1/2 - 2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F( Z8b)

Sunset zone : 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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