Monday, March 23, 2009


Here are some pictures of agave that are in the nursery at Palm Beach Community College on PGA Blvd.

Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' on the left. Mom has one of these in her yard that she got from a plant that Grandma grew back in the '70's.

Agave americana var. 'americana' 'marginata'

They come in lots of different colors.

Agaves are easily propagated by taking the offsets from the base of the stem. The students in my 'South Florida Gardening Course' each took home a baby of this plant.

Agave americana var. 'americana' with a Pink Desert Rose in Front

Agave americana is also called a century plant. They flower after a century (or so). When an agave flowers, it grows a tall stem from the center. After flowering the original plant dies.

Here's another one flowering.

Tequila is made from one species of agave in Mexico.


Katie said...

Pretty! I think they're all really cool. You should put up a photo of Grandma's (or at least show me where it is!).

JudyBop said...

So spiky! I like the one that's sort of floppy.