Agave geminiflora, commonly known as "Twin-flowered Agave" or "Twin-flowered Century Plant," is a striking succulent native to Mexico. This compact agave forms dense rosettes of narrow, arching leaves, each lined with fine teeth and terminating in a sharp point. Its distinctive feature is the tendency for pairs of flowers to emerge from each rosette, adding a unique ornamental touch.
In Australian gardens it typically reaches a compact size of about 60-90 cm in height and 90-120 cm in width. Its symmetrical rosette of slender leaves adds an attractive, architectural element to garden landscapes.
To cultivate Agave geminiflora, provide well-draining soil and ensure ample sunlight, as it thrives in full sun. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry between watering sessions. This hardy agave is well-suited to arid and semi-arid climates, making it resilient to drought conditions. While it can withstand some cold, protection from frost is advisable.
Overall, Agave geminiflora is an attractive and low-maintenance succulent that adds architectural interest to gardens or containers.