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Agave Americana

American Aloe

from £9.50

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Agave Americana is a beautiful slow-growing structural plant with blue-green fleshy leaves tipped with a sharp point.  Will need some protection from frost when young but in well drained soil and a sunny position it will withstand cold temperatures... Read More

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Agave Americana is a beautiful slow-growing structural plant with blue-green fleshy leaves tipped with a sharp point.  Will need some protection from frost when young but in well drained soil and a sunny position it will withstand cold temperatures when mature.  This plant is happy on a sunny patio or terrace. Perhaps the ultimate exotic plant to own.

A succulent with basal rosettes of spreading, lance-shaped, spine-tipped and spine-margined, grey-green leaves. Clusters of yellowish green flowers.

Also see: Agave americana 'Variegata'

  • Eventual Size: 1m - 1.5m (Height) x 1m - 1.5m (Spread)
  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Any well-drained soil
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Foliage Colour: Blue, grey-green
  • Flower: Greenish-yellow (produced only by old plants)
  • Hardiness: Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
  • Common Names: American aloe, century plant, Mexican soap plant, maguey
Plant Care

Agave americana is classic when wanting an architectural and exotic feel to the garden.  Care of the agave is easy but success is dependant on keeping to a few simple rules.  Your agave must be kept dry, this is particularly important during winter when it is damp rather than the cold that can kill this tough little plant.  To achieve this the  plant can either be planted in a pot using a mix of 50% each of soil based compost and grit, then placed in full sun which gives the option of moving to a greenhouse or light shed for the winter or alternatively if you are lucky enough to have a coastal mild garden, plant in a well drained spot such as a bank or slope, adding plenty of grit when planting.  For added effect a top dressing of grit underneath the agave helps protect the lower leaves and adds to the striking appearance of the plant.

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Delivery

We have the ways and means of delivering all of the plants that we stock at the nursery. We will endeavour to deliver your plants as soon as we can and by using the most effective means possible.

We can deliver all over the country, either by using our own transport (lorries and vans) or by courier. If you order any plants from our online shop, they will be sent out to you using our trusted courier company.

Delivery Charges

Our delivery charges are as follows:

  • Upto £25.00 = £8.99
  • £25.01 to £150 = £12.50
  • £150.01 to £500.00 = £20.00
  • £500.01 to £1,000.00 = £50.00
  • Collect from Nursery = Free

Delivery Times

Most orders are shipped within 5 working days on an overnight courier service. Items will arrive the next working day between 8am and 6pm (although this is not guaranteed).

Couriers & Tracking

We use a number of nationwide couriers for delivering our plants. You will be notified your order has been despatched by email and tracking information will be provided.

Dry Goods / Sundry Items

Please be aware dry goods/sundry items will be sent using Royal Mail 2nd class service and typically take 3-5 working days to arrive.

Larger Plants Not In Our Online Shop

If you would like to order a larger plant which does not appear in the online shop, please call us or send us an email and we will be able to give you a cost for delivery using our own transport. There have been many occasions where we have spoken to a customer on the phone about a large plant, then taken a digital photo of that particular plant and emailed it to them within the hour. This way you can make sure you are going to get exactly what you want.

Alternatively, we may convince you to come down and see us and we can easily help you to try to fit the plants you would like into your car - sometimes this has to be seen to be believed!

Collect from Nursery

You can come and see us and collect your purchase between 9am and 5pm (Mon - Sat)  & 10am and 4pm (Sun)

Pallet Delivery

Large specimen plants such as bamboo & olive trees will require pallet delivery. Due to height restrictions there is a 2m limit on all pallets.

Overseas Delivery

Sorry, at present we do not send plants overseas.

Payment & Security

We have the ways and means of delivering all of the plants that we stock at the nursery. We will endeavour to deliver your plants as soon as we can and by using the most effective means possible.

We can deliver all over the country, either by using our own transport (lorries and vans) or by courier. If you order any plants from our online shop, they will be sent out to you using our trusted courier company.

Delivery Charges

Our delivery charges are as follows:

  • Upto £25.00 = £8.99
  • £25.01 to £150 = £12.50
  • £150.01 to £500.00 = £20.00
  • £500.01 to £1,000.00 = £50.00
  • Collect from Nursery = Free

Delivery Times

Most orders are shipped within 5 working days on an overnight courier service. Items will arrive the next working day between 8am and 6pm (although this is not guaranteed).

Couriers & Tracking

We use a number of nationwide couriers for delivering our plants. You will be notified your order has been despatched by email and tracking information will be provided.

Dry Goods / Sundry Items

Please be aware dry goods/sundry items will be sent using Royal Mail 2nd class service and typically take 3-5 working days to arrive.

Larger Plants Not In Our Online Shop

If you would like to order a larger plant which does not appear in the online shop, please call us or send us an email and we will be able to give you a cost for delivery using our own transport. There have been many occasions where we have spoken to a customer on the phone about a large plant, then taken a digital photo of that particular plant and emailed it to them within the hour. This way you can make sure you are going to get exactly what you want.

Alternatively, we may convince you to come down and see us and we can easily help you to try to fit the plants you would like into your car - sometimes this has to be seen to be believed!

Collect from Nursery

You can come and see us and collect your purchase between 9am and 5pm (Mon - Sat)  & 10am and 4pm (Sun)

Pallet Delivery

Large specimen plants such as bamboo & olive trees will require pallet delivery. Due to height restrictions there is a 2m limit on all pallets.

Overseas Delivery

Sorry, at present we do not send plants overseas.

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Eventual size after 10 years

Customer Reviews





on 28 Aug 2018

5 / 5

Super looking plant very healthy and bigger than expected. Advice given was very helpfull