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Products > Agave macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice'
 
Agave macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice' - Small Black-spined Agave
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Flower Color: Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. flavescens ssp. macroacantha]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice' (Small Black-spined Agave) - This is a really nice form of an already very distinctive small to medium-sized agave. It forms dense clumps that grow to 1-2 feet tall and as wide as 5 feet composed of 10 to 12 inch wide rosettes. The rosettes have narrow pale blue-gray leaves that are evenly spaced and radiate straight out from the center of the plant. The leaves have very straight margins with contrasting small dark brown teeth and an even darker 1 inch long terminal spine. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun (Light shade or eastern exposure in hot low desert areas). Little irrigation is necessary in coastal gardens but should be given occasionally in warmer inland situations. Hardy to 20 to 25 F. This very nice selection was grown in the garden of San Marcos Growers sales associate Paul Hallam. The species is native to barren rocky ground in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and near Tehuacan in Puebla.  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 macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice'.
 
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