New Mexico Century plant is a very cold hardy species with thick succulent silver gray leaves. The attractive foliage is edged with dark burgundy spines. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

Common Name

New Mexico Century Plant

Botanical Name

Agave neomexicana


5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color


Mature Height

15-18" tall

Mature Spread

24-30" wide

Bloom Time

Late spring to late summer

Ships As

Potted Plant

Evergreen Foliage


Soil Moisture

Drought Resistant / Waterwise

Amount Of Rain

Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)


Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Winter Interest, Adds Texture

Ideal Region

West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Coastal California

Planting Time

Spring / Summer, Fall

New Mexico Agave