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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Agave americana - Century Plant, Maguey, American Aloe

Scientific name: Agave americana

 Common name: Agave, Century Plant, Maguey, American Aloe

Chinese name:黃边龙舌兰 (huang bian long she lan - yellow edged dragon tongue orchid)
Agave is 龙舌兰 (long she lan) in chinese 

Malay name: Agav Amerika

Family: Asparaceae
Origin: Mexico
 Category: Giant plant with short trunks
Photo taken at: The rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

  • a giant plant with short trunk in the form of a spreading rosette (3m or 13ft wide) of grey green leaves
  • the sharp and pointed leaves can extend to 2m long
  • the plants can live up to 20-30 years
  • variegated and green form 
  • flowers only once in its 'long' life
  • flowers are a spike in the form of a cyme with big yellow flowers that can reach a height of 8m (26ft)


  1. Lindo e majestoso este agave! Deve ficar muito elegante em grandes jardins!
    Adorei conhecer este blog, linda coleção de rosas e interessante saber seus nomes!!!
    Um grande abraço.

    1. Translated from Portugese:
      "Beautiful and majestic this agave! It should be very elegant in large gardens! I loved this blog know, beautiful collection of roses and interesting to know their names! A big hug."

      M Zelia, muito obrigado! (Thank you very much)♥♥


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