Blue Giant Agave
Furcraea quicheensis mecate is native to the mountains of Central America where it grows at altitudes of 2000 to 3000m. The plant does not die after flowering and eventually forms a small trunk which may branch in time. The impressive foliage rosettes of up to 100 individual upright agave-like leaves add permanent structure and wow factor. Suits Mediterranean planting schemes or wherever foliage contrast or an ornamental feature is required.
Prefers mild temperate climates where it will cope with full sun, needs light shade in hot, dry regions. Tolerates light to moderate frost, drought tolerant once established. Due to its high altitude origin it will succeed even in areas with very cool summers. Perfect for dry shaded areas.