Agave salmiana 'Green Giant'
Agave salmiana 'Green Giant' is a large succulent that forms rosettes of graceful gray-green out-curving leaves with projecting spines. The rosettes grow up to 6 feet (1.8 m) tall with equal diameter. They produce numerous offsets that can lead to a large colony. Tall candelabra inflorescence rises to over 20 feet (6 m), bearing yellow flowers when the rosette matures.
USDA hardiness zone 8a to 11b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Agave is not a difficult plant to grow. They're slow-growing and dramatic and will even thrive on a bit of neglect. If you're the type of person who likes to fuss with houseplants and water a lot, Agave is probably not the plant for you. If, however, you're the type of person who likes to set it and forget it, and you have a sunny window, Agave might be the way to go. Be aware that some of the large varieties will eventually outgrow your room (unless you have a large greenhouse), and Agave can be aggressive. They have irritating sap and sometimes very sharp thorns that can cause injuries to small children and even pets.
In general, Agaves do not need to be repotted every year. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and take a long time to outgrow their pot. It's also best to handle your Agave as little as possible since they do not like to be disturbed.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Agave.
This succulent is a cultivar of Agave salmiana.
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