What is the plant
The century plant is a large showy agave with sharp leaf-tip spines. Its sap is poisonous and causes skin irritation or digestive problems. With proper precautions, homeowners can safely use it in their gardens and enjoy its year-round beauty.
The Agave americana also goes by the common names of American aloe or century plant. It is part of the Asparagaceae family and can be found in areas that range from South America to Mexico. It's also known as Agave cactus, but it is not a cacti plant, just has some similarities. It is an evergreen perennial succulent that can grow to a height of 1-1.5m. This is a plant that is hardy as it is able to tolerate low temperatures but cannot survive frosts. The plant can live for up to 10 – 30 years, not quite a century.
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