can anyone identify this plant for me please (the tall spikey one) i was given this plant at the end of the summer with another type of agave (centry plant) and i had thought that it was also an agave, but i cannot find it anywhere in my books - so i am thinking that maybe i have got it wrong? it stands about 2ft high (not including the pot, its leaves are quite tough but flexable and not as fleshy as other agaves. the leaves are sword like and quite sharp, a bit like a cordyline, but its defo not a cordyline as it does'nt have a trunk as such its base is just like and agave and it has some off sets growing from the base - like an agave. would love to know what type or common name if it is an agave, but i must admit this one does have me a bit miffed! because i thought most agaves had very thick ridged leaves and spikes and this one dose'nt. oh and has no problem with frost and cold weather so it also seems to be fully hardy.
- 11 Jan, 2008