|Botanical Name||Agave americana|
DescriptionSucculent rosette of large spear-like leaves up to 2 m x 150 mm with sharp hooks along margins and a spiny point. Flowering stalk 1-2 m high, flowers yellow.
Where is it found?Coastal, steep cliffs. Garden escape. Thrives in dry conditions.
Why is it a problem?Coastal, steep cliffs. Garden escape. Thrives in dry conditions.
How does it spread?Garden outcast. Takes 10-15 years to flower then produces a crop of new plants around the base of the dead plant.
How do I get rid of it?
|Recommended Approach||Dig out whenever possible.|