Century Plant - Agave Americana Marginata (Desert Plant) - Outdoor Succulent Plant

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Agave Americana marginata is a highly valued outdoor desert plant.

  • Agave americana “Marginata '' Aka the Century Plant are long lasting evergreen perennial succulent, which could be easily grown throughout the subtropical & tropical Americas and even in Mediterranean regions. These Desert succulent plants are mostly cultivated due to their massive economical values like they are used as ingredients in their cuisine, in preparation of strong drinks or traditional medicines. Agave Americana marginata are distinctive due to their appearance, which includes Golden Yellow blossom, emerging in a stalk, that could reach up to a range of 4 – 6 m and yellowish white to deep yellow coloured foliage, that also contains toothed margins at its end. With such significant appearance, easy to care, low maintenance requirements and long-standing qualities, these desert succulent plants love to be grown in a container, or in pot-bounded situations. They are also relevant to be grown in indoor conditions.

It consists of medicinal values, that are known among Medieval traditions.

  • Agave Americana marginata has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, that led to its use externally as a medicinal herb to treat bruises, burns, minor cuts or injuries and even skin irritation caused by insect bites. These desert plants are so-ingrained in South American traditions, that their juice extract also with egg white’s mixture have been used internally in treatment of high fever, menstrual problems, ulcers, jaundice, tuberculosis, stomach inflammation, syphilis and many other liver related diseases. Their juice extract only could be an effective herbal remedy for intestinal gas, weak digestion, diarrhoea, dysentery and constipation. Its antibacterial properties could control the growth of decay bacteria in the intestine and stomach.

Culinary purposes involving Agave Americana marginata – century plant.

  • Their leaves are widely used in South American Cuisines as an ingredient for edible foods. Their base leaves and flower stalks could be roasted and consumed. The sweet juice which is tapped from its flower stalks could be drunk directly or could be used to make a strong alcoholic beverage such as pulque.

Agave Americana marginata also consists of some commercial values too.

  • Their leaves could be used to make paper and mats. Their sharp thorns at the tip of those leaves could be served as nails and needles. An extract of the leaves or the roots could be used to make soap, or cleaning syrups.

Agave Americana marginata are easy to care for and require low-maintenance.

  • To meet up their light condition, place them where it could get full sunlight and shelter too. Water them generally, 2-3 times in Summer otherwise water once soil seems moist. They don’t require much water once it gets matured. The soil on which they are supposed to be grown must be a well-drained, sandy-loam mix. These desert plants cannot stand temperatures below 4 degree Celsius. An ideal temperature for their healthy growth is 21 to 26 degree Celsius. And in terms of feeding, use soluble fertilizers containing nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. Feed them only to boost flowering conditions, especially during growing seasons.

It’s not a Pet-friendly plant.

  • Their leaves end with thorny sharp needles, which are in fact the first reason that makes them away from children and pets. Even if they are ingested anyway, these are toxic too, potentially causing rashes, vomiting and skin irritations. Therefore, it’s not safe to keep them near your children or pets.

Prompt Plant Delivery.

  • Plants World is an exclusive plant shop among Dubai garden centres, that will get your plant delivery to your door steps with specific ceramic pots for plants. Agave Americana marginata plant could also be presented as eco-friendly gifts or green giftings to any enthusiastic green thumb individuals.