Thread Leaf Agave – Agave filifera


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The Thread Leaf Agave – Agave filifera, a native to central Mexico is a small or medium sized succulent plant that forms stem less rosette up to 90 cm across and up to 60 cm tall. Dark green leaves edged with curly white hairs each have a sharp spine at the tip. The flower stalk is up to 3,5 m tall and is densely loaded with yellowish-green to dark purple flowers up to 5 cm long. Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.

Suitable for:

  • Containers
  • Mass planting
  • Rock Gardens
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Full sun, but will grow in shade.
  • Watering: Once established, water occasionally. Water more in extreme heat or when grown in containers.