Common Name Giant Century Plant, Regal Giant Agave
Latin Name Agave franzosinii
Native Habitat Mexico
Soil Dry decomposed granite, limestone, sand, low organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 8 feet X 10 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, silver-green, succulent
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Songbird, Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value Evergreen, infrequent yellow flowers, cold marginal
Nature Value Flowers used by songbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses

Fiber for bowstrings, brushes, cradles, nets, slings, shoes, skirts, mats, rope, thread, baskets, and snares.  Fresh root used as soap and shampoo.  All parts of plant eaten.  Sap consumed as a fresh drink or fermented into pulque.

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