Marginata Century Plant

Plant Sizing Guide

The Marginata Century Plant, scientifically known as Agave americana 'Marginata,' is a striking succulent prized for its bold and architectural appearance. Originating from Mexico, this Agave cultivar forms a large rosette of spiky, gray-green leaves edged with creamy-yellow margins. The leaves are typically long, slender, and rigid, creating a dramatic focal point in gardens and landscapes. The Marginata Century Plant is well-suited to arid conditions and thrives in well-draining soil under full sun exposure. While it takes several years to mature and flower, when it does, it produces a tall flower spike with yellow-green blossoms. Known for its resilience and low-maintenance nature, this Agave variety is popular in xeriscaping, succulent gardens, and contemporary landscape designs, adding a touch of architectural elegance to outdoor spaces.

Botanical Name  

Agave americana 'Marginata'

Also Known As  

Variegated Century Plant | Maguey | Century Plant | 绿边龙舌兰


Plant Type  
Native From  
USDA Zone  

Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  

Mexico, Central America
9 - 11
Partial - Full Sun
10' Tall and 6' Wide


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