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Century Plant

(Agave americana)

Cultivated succulent. Large clumps of fleshy strap-shaped leaves to 6 feet long with hooked spines along the edges and a wicked spine at the tip, blue green in color. After 10 years or more, the plant produces a branched 15-40 ft. flower stalk bearing yellowish green flowers. There are several varieties with yellow or white striped leaves.

Poisonous Parts: 
Sap. Avoid contact with skin or eyes
Originally posted: Oct 17, 2014
Last updated: Oct 17, 2014