Common name: Giant Agave
Origin: Mexico, California
Height at maturity: 2.5 meters
Plant type: succulent
Type of soil: sandy and very draining
Watering: copiously in summer, dry in winter
Use: rock garden, pot or container
Diseases and insect pests: scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Giant Agave giving a rosette of leaves 5 meters in diameter for a height of 2.5 meters. These leaves, blue gray, are huge and covered with pretty reddish spines.
Adapts very well to a warm temperate climate, it needs space and plenty of water in summer.
Cultivable in pot (the size will be limited), in veranda for colder climates.