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Agave zebra - Zebra Agave

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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Agave zebra (Zebra Agave) - Fast growing medium-sized agave to 3-4 feet tall with near equal spread with long recurved gray leaves. The leaves are "V"-shaped in cross section with prominent teeth along the margin and beautifully marbled broad bands of pale green. This agave in the Marmoratae group comes from dry rocky locations of northwestern Sonora, Mexico in the Sierra del Viejo and the adjoining Sierra Aquituni Mountains. It is a heat tolerant, full sun plant that will also tolerate cold temperatures down to around 15F. It makes a great potted specimen and is also nice in the ground but requires a well-drained soil or slope planting as it can rot in cool wet winters in heavier soils. Avoid overwatering this plant to maintain smaller size. Our plants from seed collected at Sierra El Viejo.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave zebra.
 
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