Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 4-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8 - 10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Agave americana
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The Nation's Most Drought Tolerant Plant
Why Blue American Agave Plants?
Blue American Agaves first originated in dry areas of Mexico and are now becoming popular all over America. Why? Well, for starters, they will adapt to dry, sandy soils and thrive in drought, extreme heat, and humidity with ease.
And no matter your soil - from sandy and rocky to slay - the American Blue Agave will adapt without fuss and bring unique beauty to your landscape. Whether you use it as a groundcover or in rock gardens, the Blue American takes your garden up a notch.
It's known for its large, thick and fleshy leaves that stem from a central crown and arch over towards the ends. Along with the unforgettable blue-green hue that sets it apart from other plants exotic tooth edges, the Blue American's foliage is unlike any other.
You can even plant your Agaves in containers to use them as accent pieces for porches and patios. When used to frame entryways, the Agave's blue-green hue gives homes an inviting and charming look.
If you live in a cold area, simply plant your Agave in a pot and bring it indoors once the weather gets cold. Its energetic leaves and vibrant color will keep you company all winter long. And since it's a succulent, it stores water in its leaves to use when it needs a drink and won't need pruning, meaning it essentially takes care of itself...leaving little to no maintenance for you.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Not only is the American Agave nearly impossible to find at big-box retailers and local garden centers...but you won't find a healthier, better-developed Agave anywhere.
We’ve planted, grown and shipped your Agave with meticulous care, so you get a hassle-free shrub that’s ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with growth quickly.
The only catch? The Agave sells out quickly...so you'll have to get it before it's gone. Order your own American Agave today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- shopping experience
- Clemson Univ
- Inspection sticker
,Great experience. I was very impressed with the packing as well as the quality and health of the plant. Nice to have the Clemson Univ. Inspection sticker as well. Very impressed with my shopping experience as well as my beautiful Agave.
Good size specimen. Can't wait till it grows up! Arrived a bit messy but it has recovered. Still waiting to place it. I want it to be a central piece by my pool.
Pleased with plant but need better shipping containers!
I love my Agava plant. I only wish they had used a better shaped box in shipping as some of the leaves were bent and broken when I received it.
So pleased I ordered this. Hard to find locally! Thank you.
Plant arrived in good condition considering the type of plant it is. I planted it two weeks after it arrived because the weather turned cold and constant rain but it is growing nicely. Very happy with this plant.
I'm sorry to say my agave is dead. It arrived almost out of the pot and with four leaves broken off. I
Planting & Care
1. Planting: When planting Blue American Agave, find a location that offers full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). This plant can adapt to a wide variety of soil types as long as it drains well.
Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball. Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Blue American Agave and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the end of the roots meets the trunk) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil. Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go. When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed.
If you're planting in a container, select a pot that's twice as large as your plant's shipped container, use organic soil, and select a sunny spot for your plant.
2. Watering: Stick your finger into the surrounding soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water your Agave.
3. Fertilizing: Agaves will benefit from the application of a granulated time-release fertilizer in spring.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|