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Products > Agave 'Mr. Ripple'
 
Agave 'Mr. Ripple'
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. salmiana x A. protoamericana?)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave 'Mr. Ripple' - A medium-large Agave with single rosettes to 5 feet tall by 8 feet wide with undulating broad bluish olive-green leaves that have a soft satiny texture. It is a mostly solitary rosette forming agave but it can occasionally produce a few suckers. Plant in full sun. Little irrigation required. Looks tropical but can tolerate temperatures without damage to around 12 F. This plant, thought to possibly be a naturally occurring hybrid between Agave salmiana and Agave americana var. protoamericana, was named by Wade Roitsch of Yucca Do Nursery, who spotted the plant on a collecting trip east of Ciudad del Maiz in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 2001. The original plant produced few offsets and these only when it was young. Thankfully Yucca Do put the plant into a tissue culture program and shared it with a few other nurseries and we now propagate this plant in our nursery by vegetative means. We have a large attractive specimen of this plant growing near our greenhouses and all who see this plant comment very favorably about it. From input from customers who have planted this agave we have updated our original information as it was originally described as being a bit smaller (4'x6').  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 'Mr. Ripple'
 
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