Pronunciation: (a-gah-vee) Family: Century Plant, AGAVACEAE The gigantic leaf-rosettes of these¬†splendid succulents rank them among the most popular accent plants for modern gardens. They grow in poor soil, forming 2m/6ft clumps, and need plenty of water to look in top condition. Agave attenuata produces arching spikes of yellow flowers up to 4.5m/14ft long. The closely related Century Plant (Agave¬†americana) may take a good 10 years before it decides to send up a 6m/ 20ft spike of greenish flowers. Then it will give up the ghost after leaving the legacy of a few suckers. While you cope with the suspense of … Continue reading AGAVE