White-striped century plant

Agave americana ‘Mediopicta Alba’


The white-striped century plant is a medium size agave cultivar that grows 3-4 ft. high and as wide. It has highly attractive white and gray markings on its arching leaves. Flowers develop on mature plants in early to late summer and can take 1-2 months to bloom; plants die after flowering.

Both the size and distinctive color markings of the White-striped century plant make it suited as a focal plant in both residential gardens and commercial landscapes. This is a clumping cultivar that will produce new plants over time around its base. It adapts to full sun, heat, aridity and winter cold to 15°F. Like other agaves, once established it requires little care or attention. Another cultivar, A. a. ‘Mediopicta’ has similar arching leaves with striking blue-gray margins and a yellow mid-stripe.

Plant Type: Agave
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Symmetrical, Rigid, Compact, Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Blue green, White foliage variegation
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Insignificant
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Specimen, Rock gardens, Raised planters, Hummingbird plant, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant
Height: 3 ft. – 4 ft.
Width: 3 ft. – 4 ft.