Antigua’s National Flower – The Agave

AgaveOther Names: Dagger Log or Batta Log (Barbuda). Agave Karatto, Century Plant

Family: Lily Family

Description: This plant of the Lily Family is very majestic and noble to look at; it is well named as the word “Agave” is from the Greek “Agave” meaning “noble”.

Perennial: It flowers once in 10- 20 years then it dies, hence its other name (Century Plant)

Soil: dry

Sunlight: Sun to part sun

Uses: the dried logs are tied together with a wooden stake for fishing inland waters.

Propagation: Agave can be propagated by seeds, and they will put on pups, but will not root from cuttings.