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Agave titanota - Rancho Tambor Agave
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave titanota (Rancho Tambor Agave) - A medium sized agave to 2 feet tall with thick pale, ghostly white-colored leaves arranged in a typically solitary rosette. It is an open plant with few leaves, which are 1 to 2 feet long by 5 inches wide and narrow near the base and widest towards their tips with prominent teats and teeth. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate only occasionally. Hardy to at least 25 F. This plant is, as Howard Scott Gentry described, Agave titanota in "Agaves of North America" and comes from seed collected at or near the type locality at Rancho Tambor in Oaxaca, Mexico where it grows on limestone cliffs and ledges. A great accent plant to contrast with darker colored plants. A very interesting plant and quite different from Agave 'Felipe Otero' (FO-076), that is thought possibly to be a form of Agave titanota.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received 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 titanota.
 
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