Variegated Century Plant

Agave americana ‘Variegata’

  • Evergreen, leaves can get 6’ long.

  • Leaves have wide yellow margins with green centers.

  • Takes 10 to 60 years before blooming, plant dies after blooming and the many “pups” it has produced take over

  • Flower stalks can reach 20’-40’ with pale yellow flowers at the top.

  • Used as barrier fencing in Mexico because of the tightly formed colonies it creates.

  • Sap can be a diuretic and laxative.

  • Flower stalk and heart are sweet and can be roasted and eaten.


Arid areas of Mexico

USDA Cold hardiness Zones


Light Requirement

Full sun

Soil Requirements

Low water, well drained soil, xeric