[Agave americana] AKA Century Plant. The Agave is native to desert-like areas of the United States and Mexico. It has thick, fleshy leaves in which the plant stores moisture and nutrients to survive during periods of drought. An easy to care for, slow growing plant, but careful as the points of these leaves are prickly!
This blue/green Agave is elegant, minimal and peaceful. The Agave originates from the Southern USA and Mexico. This rare houseplant has thick grey-green upright leaves in which the plant stores moisture and nutrients to survive during periods of drought, so golden rules are don't over water, expose to the sunlight and keep warm!
Mexico and USA
Positioning + Light Needs
Requires a plentiful mix of indirect and direct sunlight. Avoid positioning in cold spaces or exposure to draughts.
Agave plants retain moisture in their leaves so water very modestly and only when the soil is dry.
No misting at all please, Agave like low humidity.
Feed me once every Spring with liquid fertiliser (make sure to use fertiliser made specifically for succulents and cacti).
When roots fill all the nursery pot. Signs: If your main plant is starting to look a little droopy but is surrounded by smaller pups, it's definitely time to re-pot.
Child / Pet Friendly
No, toxic and spikey!
Look out for
Pale, yellowing leaves: either not enough direct sunlight or possible overwatering.
Check soil: if too wet, re-pot me!
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here