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  • Agave schidigira ‘Shira-Ito-No-Ohi’ 1 Gallon
  • Agave schidigira ‘Shira-Ito-No-Ohi’ 1 Gallon

Agave schidigira ‘Shira-Ito-No-Ohi’ 1 Gallon

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This agave may outlive the gardener that is growing it. Legend has it that it blooms only once in 100 years, thus the common name of century plant.

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Queen of White Thread Agave/Century Plant is the literal translation of this agave's name 'Shira-Ito-no-Ohi.' Extremely rigid leaves with white variegation and thread-like hairs make this slow-growing specimen a handsome addition to sunny rock gardens, borders, container planters, or hanging baskets. It can handle light shade and is fairly drought tolerant; however, it grows best in full sun with regular watering. Spines are extremely sharp, so best to place this agave where it can be seen but not touched. Unlike most other plants, you do NOT want Queen of White Thread Century Plant to bloom, as it will die after doing so. Although the common name of century plant implies that it takes a century before blooming, growers have found that it may be anywhere from 10 to 25 years before this event occurs.

Common Name Variegated Thread-leaf Agave, Queen of White Thread Century Plant, ,
Mature Size 12" tall, up to 18" wide
Growth Rate Slow
Cold Hardiness 10 ° F
Characteristics Evergreen, deer-resistant, monocarpic, meaning plant will die after blooming
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Upright clump
Bloom Color Greenish, rarely blooms, and only once
Bloom Time Rarely blooms, and will die after blooming
Uses Rock gardens, container planters, borders, hanging baskets, house plant
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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