Palmer's Century Plant
Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Full sun, partial shade
|Bats, hummingbirds, moths, bees
In relative feet, width by height
|5 × 4
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Leaves are well armed, stout; all radiate in from the main stem, forming a rosette
|A dry capsule that stays on the stalk.
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|Palmer's Agave is the primary Agave species in southeastern Arizona, and is replaced by its close relative Agave chrysantha in central Arizona. Both form lovely medium sized rosettes, generally with a small number of offsets. Tall flower stalks produce gorgeous golden blooms after approximately 10-15 years. At that point, the central flowering rosette will die, but basal sprouts will take its place. As with all species in the genus, give A. palmeri plenty of room to avoid issues with the marginal teeth and terminal spines.