There are various adjectives that may or may not apply to "automorphic forms". "Square-integrable modulo the center" may or may not apply... and definitely does not apply to any Eisenstein series, which are eigenfunctions, etc. ($K$-finite) Eisenstein series are "of moderate growth", which is sometimes a sufficient growth/integrability condition. Note that $L^2$ (without $\mathfrak z$-finiteness) does not imply moderate growth.
Also, with the requirements of $K$-finiteness and $\mathfrak z$-finiteness and $L^2$-ness, we cannot take $L^2$ limits, because the $\mathfrak z$-finiteness would be lost (even within a fixed $K$-type).
For convenience, in various contexts, authors declare that "automorphic..." entails various not-obvious further conditions, whose implications and inter-relationships are often non-trivial. But I think the sanest broader context is that "automorphic" (without further modifiers) only means "invariant by discrete subgroup" (and, even then, in a classical setting, there is the tradition to have the "cocycle condition" for "automorphic forms" on "domains"; transporting the automorphic forms to the relevant Lie or adele group converts this to left invariance, pleasantly-enough.)
Edit: as to useful implications: the "theory of the constant term" shows that a moderate-growth $\mathfrak z$-finite, $K$-finite automorophic form's asymptotic behavior is dominated by its constant term(s). Thus, e.g., moderate growth (and finiteness conditions) and eventually-vanishing constant term (a so-called "pseudo-cuspform") implies $L^2$.
$L^2$ and sufficiently many derivatives $L^2$ implies (by unsurprising Levi-Sobolev ideas) moderate-growth.
Without $K$-finiteness, Eisenstein series behave quite wildly.
Without "moderate growth", $\mathfrak z$-eigenfunctions can blow up exponentially (although this has been put to good use by Zwegers and others).
It is pretty easy to ask random hard-to-answer questions about inter-relationships among the various properties/adjectives, but most of these issues are not essential to doing things. It is true that many introductory sources do not directly address such comparisons, leaving the reader to wonder ... but mostly the point is just to understand the context of whatever source is at hand. Sometimes it's a bit too implicit, which does create confusion for a novice.