Globe Hardy Century Plant
A really fantastic selection of a not-often-seen Mexican agave, Globe is the most perfectly rounded, some might even say globe-shaped, agave that we’ve ever seen! Compact growing with the most beautiful thorn imprints on each leaf, Globe is one of those plants you can stare at for hours and feel as though you’ve been whisked away to the beautiful desert mountains of Mexico. A great selection for growing in pots, though we prefer to plant them in the ground so they can reach their largest proportions.
Plant in extremely well draining soil in the brightest conditions if planting in ground. Watering in the summertime will lead to faster growth and a more gigantic specimen. Otherwise it makes a fantastic container plant and can be brought indoors when very cold weather is in the forecast.
Latin Name: Agave parrasana
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season, though a bit of summer water speeds growth.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 0º F, possibly lower with great drainage.
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft. in height by 6 ft. wide
Bloom Time: early spring through summer every 50 or 100 years or so
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7a