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Products > Agave impressa 'Green Giant'
Agave impressa 'Green Giant' - Masparillo
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave impressa 'Green Giant' (Giant Masparillo) - Solitary growing plant with openly spreading rosettes bearing 3 foot long pale yellowish green leaves that are slightly convex on the lower surface and nearly flat on the upper surface, which is marked with distinct pairs of white imprints that converge near the leaf tip. The imprints mirror in detail the showy gray spines and leaf margins. The 6 to 9 foot flower spike is unbranched with greenish yellow flowers from tip to base. This species is native to Nayarit, Sinaloa where the summers are hot and wet and winters are mild and dry - should be hardy to about 30F. In cultivation this beautiful Agave has proven a little tender and should only be attempted where it can be grown safe from a hard frost. Try it in a location such as under an eave where it can get full to part sun with regular summer irrigation and shelter from winter rains. Our original plants from seed purchased in 2009 from (seed lot Y8-34I00). This typical form of this species is a much smaller plant as shown on the cover of Vol. 74(5) (2002) issue of the "Cactus & Succulent Journal of America".  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave impressa 'Green Giant'.