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Agave deserti - Desert Agave

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave deserti (Desert Agave) - Succulent with up to 2 foot wide rosettes of 2-3 inch wide by 8-16 inch long gray leaves. The leaves have a deep central gutter and regularly spaced small teeth. Flowers are bright yellow on a 8-13 feet tall branched inflorescence in early to mid summer. This plant has a wide distribution from 300 to 5,000 feet in elevation in eastern southern California to western Arizona and south to northern Sonora in Mexico and the northern part of the Baja peninsula. Plant in full sun in a very well drained soil. Little to no irrigation required. Cold hardy to 5F. Our plants were originally obtained from Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 deserti.
 
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