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Agave colorata - Mescal Ceniza

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Agave colorata (Mescal Ceniza) - This rosette-forming succulent agave from coastal northwestern Sonora, Mexico is a slowly growing ,rosette-forming plant that reaches to around 2 feet tall by nearly as wide. The 5 to 7 inch wide rough textured blue-gray leaves have undulating and strongly toothed margins and there is a white patterning on the leaf face. This plant is usually solitary and does not often send up many plants around the main rosette. When the plant matures (around 15 years) it blooms in spring with red buds opening to yellow and orange flowers in a panicle on a 10 foot tall stalk. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Water infrequently. Hardy to 18F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave colorata.
 
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