Type:  Solitary or slowly clumping  large leaf succulent with a basal rosette. Thick and massive grey-blue up to 5' long and 10" wide, and have sharp spines on the margins and tips. The margin spines are recurved like fishhooks and the tip spines can be more than 1" long.  The inflorescence is branched can reach epic proportions, soaring 9'-22' or more, and bears large 20' - 32' yellow-green flowers. Inflorescences look like asparagus spears as they grow. The "Century plant" doesn't really take a century to bloom, but it does take 10 years or so in warm regions and as much as 60 years in colder climates. It dies after blooming, but produces offsets or "pups" throughout its life and these remain to continue the lineage.

Growth Rate:
  Medium Growth Rate

Mature Height: 6' high and 810 wide with a 32' spike flower

Sun Preference:
  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Preference: 
 Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Sandy Soil

Zone:
8-11