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Agave triangularis - Triangle 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 (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. horrida triangularis, A. rigidissima]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave triangularis (Triangle Agave) - A slow growing medium sized agave to 2 feet tall by nearly 3 feet wide that suckers to form open clumps with olive-green triangular dagger-shaped leaves that are 18 to 24 inches long. The leaves have a pale midrib, small marginal teeth and a 1 inch terminal spine and are arranged radiating outward in the rosette in what it often referred to as a starburst affect. When drought stressed the leaves of this plant can take on reddish tones. It is know to rarely flower. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to light shade and irrigate little to occasionally - more regular summer water speeds growth. Hardy to around 25 F. The species ranges from the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Puebla at 5,500 to 6,500 feet and is common on the calcareous mesa west of Tehuacan in Southern Puebla. Howard Scott Gentry noted in "Agaves of Continental North America" that "A. triangularis is uncommon in American gardens but once established it should endure indefinitely." Our thanks to Mountain States Nursery for providing us with this interesting plant.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Agave triangularis.