Agave Filifera compacta Plant


Pot size: 5"
Sale priceRs.399.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days




Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season






With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor


Product Description

Although it is called the century plant, it typically lives only 10 to 30 years.It has a spread around 6€“10 ft with gray-green leaves of 3€“5 ft long, each with a prickly margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce deeply.Agaves need full sun and gritty soil that percolates easily.

White-Striped Century Plant






Agave Filifera compacta rather well named as the ‘Thread Agave’ due to its habit of producing white cotton like threads that collect amongst the narrow spine tipped leaves. An attractive small to medium sized agave rarely growing more than 40cm in diameter perfectly suited to container cultivation. 

This little agave can produce a tall flower spike over 2 metres high which is clothed in dainty 3-5cm long trumpet like flowers which can be a delicate yellow or even pale purple. 


Agaves need full sun and gritty soil that percolates easily. They can even do quite well when potted but use an unglazed clay pot that will allow evaporation of excess moisture.

Water needs are moderate to light depending upon the heat of the season but the Cactus should be allowed to dry out before irrigation

In growing season they benefit from the application of a granulated time release fertilizer that will provide nutrient to the plant.

Landscape Uses

Strong accent, focal point for desert gardens; oasis and xeric landscape design themes. Great for use around desert and oasis ramadas and patios. Often effectively used in mass or groups spaced at 5 to 6 feet on center.

Agave plants are easy to care, drought tolerant and perennial. They are hardy plants which require full sunlight and gritty soil. Agaves make for one of the best outdoor plants as they are very low on maintenance and can survive the punishing heat in India.

Watering needs to be done sparingly but thoroughly. Water agaves once the soil goes completely dry. Have a drainage hole so as to let the excess water drain out. Over watering can cause root rot in agave so be careful while watering them. Addition of pebbles and rocks increase the drainage capability in a container.

Agave plants need fertilising only in summers when the plant is actively growing. It is best to leave the plant alone in winters. Do not try to repot it during the winters as it does not like getting disturbed.

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