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Products > Agave horrida
 
Agave horrida - Mexcalmetl
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave horrida (Mexcalmetl) - A small rosette-forming succulent to 12 to 18 inches tall with dark green leaves and large dark spines on the leaf margins. Plant in full sun and give little irrigation. This plant survived the 1990 freeze in a Goleta, CA garden that had temperatures in the low 20's. We are not sure that this is Agave horrida but it is the closest match that we can determine. Our plants from bulbils on a inflorescence given to us by John Bleck. The bulbils were arranged in a dense mace like arrangement near the top of the 5 foot unbranched inflorescence.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave horrida
 
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