Plant Care Century Plant

Century Plant

4.5 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Century Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Century Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Century Plant

Century Plant is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 612 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Century Plant likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

⚠️ Century Plant is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Agave americana

Also known as

Sentry Plant, Maguey and American Aloe

How to care for Century Plant


How often to water your Century Plant

Water needs for Century Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Century Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Century Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Century Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Century Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Century Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Century Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Century Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Century Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Century Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Century Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Century Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Century Plant

Century Plant

Century Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Century Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Century Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Century Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Century Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Asslynn avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 2,614 XP
globe Dallas, TX

I decided to dip my toes into houseplants, he was one of my first plants and has survived for almost 3 months. Granted they’re fairly easy plants, but I have indeed killed some fairly easy plants.

Survivor Survivor
Iamreal avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 207 XP

i cant wait till this plant gets to 5 feet high and wide

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Iamreal avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 207 XP

loves alot of sun and some water

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