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Century Plant
Mexican Weeping Bamboo
Century Plant

Common name: Century Plant
Botanical name: Agave americana

This agave is fast growing to about 6-10' tall x 8-13' wide. Wide, grey leaves have stiff terminal spines and recurved teeth on margins. It prefers full sun and well-drained situations. It is prone to agave snout weevil which will eat the roots and leaves. After blooming, which could take several years, it will die but will send up new pups from around the base. Some people are allergic to the sap. Removal is difficult if unwanted.

Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Common name: Mexican Weeping Bamboo
Botanical name: Otatea acuminata aztecorum

An exotic plant that has tall fronds that sway in the wind like a kelp bed forest.

Designer: Holland Garden and Irrigation

Steep Bank Planting

Photographer: GardenSoft