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Agave deserti - Desert Agave

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: 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.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Agave deserti.
 
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