Queen of White Thread Agave (Century Plant)
Queen of White Thread Agave (Century Plant)
Tropical Plant Queen of White Thread Agave or Century Plant in black contemporary pot
Tropical Plant Queen of White Thread Agave or Century Plant in white contemporary pot
Tropical Plant Queen of White Thread Agave or Century Plant in growers pot
Tropical Plant Queen of White Thread Agave or Century Plant in landscaping nursery with model
Tropical Plant Queen of White Thread Agave or Century Plant in pot with yardstick

Queen of White Thread Agave (Century Plant)

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Queen of White Thread Agave (Century Plant)

While "Queen of White Thread" may sound like a character in "Game of Thrones", one look at this plant and the name will make total sense. Adhering to the typical burst agave shape, the foliage on this plant is dark green with pale green margins. The leaf is narrow and sword shaped with unique curly white fibers that, hence the name, look like frayed white thread. Queen of White Thread Agaves are quite hardy rare tropical plants that can be purchased now at our online shop. 

Characteristics and Traits of the Queen of White Thread Agave (Century Plant)

  • Scientific Name: Agave Schidigera
  • Genus: Agave
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Common Name: Queen of White Thread Agave
  • Outdoor Zones: 8-10 or any zone as an inside plant
  • Grown In: Inside & Outside
  • Type: Perennial; monocarpic rosettes
  • Mature Height: 18-24"
  • Mature Width: 12-15"
  • Plant Height when Shipped: 8-9"
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flower: After 15-20 years, it grows a 10' spike with red and purple buds, then the plant dies.
  • Foliage: Dark green leaves with sharp points and variegated with beautiful white margins. The leaves are lined with thin curly white filifers (threads) which give it a distinctive and gentle appearance.

Plant Care and Advice for Queen of White Thread Agaves

  • Grown In: Inside & Outside
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Water Requirements: Minimal. Water more in late spring and summer.
  • Drought Tolerance: Excellent
  • Temperature: Prefers 50-95 degrees, but can tolerate short duration of cold to 15 degrees
  • Air Purification: Excellent
  • Toxicity: Can be toxic if ingested
  • Fertilizer: Apply an all-purpose liquid fertilizer a couple times per year during the spring and early summer
  • Container Friendly: Yes - Be sure it drains well and that container diameter is larger than plant spread
  • Planting: Indoors: Use a quick draining cactus or succulent soil mix or any sandy or gritty soil mixture. Outdoors: Plant in the ground or a container in a well drained sunny location, preferably in a sandy or gritty soil.
  • Expert Advice: Agave love full sun. They do not need a lot of attention and should be watered sparingly. If outdoors, minimal to no water is needed in cold winter months. Be sure that the area you plant has excellent drainage - gritty or sandy soil work best. Wear Gloves - these plants have sharp leaves that be rather dangerous.