Agave filifera

Thread Agave


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Eventual Plant Size


Agave filifera is a variable, fairly dense growing copact Agave from Mexico. The pale green narrow leaves have white to straw coloured threads of sisel like strands and leaf edges with the tips being armed with a sharp terminal spike. With so many leaves and spines packed tightly this really is the porcupine of Agaves.

Due to it’s compact habit and symetrical growth, Agave filifera is a good container specimen remaining happy for long periods without repotting. Certainly hardy to at least -7° centigrade, if kept dry in winter. One of the few Agave that can be grown on a windowsill before outgrowing itself.

  • Eventual Size:0. 5m (Height) x 0. 5m (Spread).
  • Position:Full sun.
  • Soil:Any well-drained soil.
  • Foliage:Evergreen.
  • Foliage Colour:Green foliage edged with long white fibres.
  • Flower: Greenish-white (produced only by old plants).
  • Hardiness: Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
  • Common Names:Thread Agave


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