Agave flexispina

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Common name: Flexible-spined Hardy Century Plant

An attractive medium-sized Agave from high altitude in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Durango and Zacatecas, where it grows between 1400 and 2200 m elevation in open oak or pine woodland. It forms a compact rosette of very beautiful, broad, blue-grey almost silver leaves which are 16 – 30cm long and 6 – 8cm wide near the base. The plant is classed as ‘Vulnerable’ in its native Mexico due to cattle ranching.


  • Hardiness: H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun to partial shade. Needs a free draining gritty sandy soil. Will be well suited to pot growth or if planted out a sheltered and raised bed.
  • Drought tolerance: Very good
  • Size: 25 – 45cm tall and 50cm wide
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery: yes