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Products > Agave filifera ssp. microceps
 
Agave filifera ssp. microceps - Dwarf Thread Agave
 
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. filifera 'Compacta', A. filifera ssp. compacta
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave filifera ssp. microceps (Dwarf Thread Agave) - A beautiful compact clustering plant with each 6 inch to 1 foot wide rosette having short fairly broad mid-green leaves with striking white filaments along the margins, white markings in the middle of the leaf and sharp reddish terminal spines. Typically seen as a potted specimen but older colonies in the ground can be up to 3 feet wide. Plant in full sun to part shade with occasional to little irrigation. Hardy to 15-20F. This plant has long been in the succulent trade under the name A. filifera 'Compacta' or A. filifera ssp. compacta, but this name as described by Myron Kimnach is now considered to take precedence. This plant comes from the Mexican state of Sinaloa where it grows on cliffs and rocky forested areas from 700' to 1500' feet in elevation. Our plants from seed received from Rare Palm Seeds.  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 also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave filifera ssp. microceps.