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.