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Agave sisalana/Sisal or Sisal Hemp

Agave sisalana / Agave sisalana
Plant in native habitat
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Plant in native habitat

The large green sisal planted with other agave in a tropical landscape

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Scientific Name: Agave sisalana
Common Name: Sisal or Sisal Hemp
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This plant produces a long spike that can reach 20 feet and that bears many yellow-green flowers. It takes about 7 to 8 years to bloom. Foliage is blue-green and forms a basal rosette. It is cultivated for the fibers produced from the leaves. It is a good plants for dry landscapes.