The white-striped century plant is a medium size agave cultivar that grows 3-4 ft. high and as wide. It has highly attractive white and gray markings on its arching leaves. Flowers develop on mature plants in early to late summer and can take 1-2 months to bloom; plants die after flowering.
Both the size and distinctive color markings of the White-striped century plant make it suited as a focal plant in both residential gardens and commercial landscapes. This is a clumping cultivar that will produce new plants over time around its base. It adapts to full sun, heat, aridity and winter cold to 15°F. Like other agaves, once established it requires little care or attention. Another cultivar, A. a. ‘Mediopicta’ has similar arching leaves with striking blue-gray margins and a yellow mid-stripe.