False Red Agave

Beschorneria septentrionalis | Also known as: False Red Yucca | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

There's nothing yucky about a yucca!

Simple to grow, the False Red Agave is an excellent plant to add vibrant, early season colour to your garden. It flowers during the springtime with tubular red flowers. These contrast beautifully with its grey-green foliage. Beschorneria septentrionalis is slow growing, and can take up to 20 years to reach full size. A sub tropical plant, it needs a full sunlight position, and might need covering up during frosty winter nights.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.5
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Foliage in winter
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect flower stem
  • Rosette
  • Spiky
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-11
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Architectural
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years