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Products > Agave geminiflora 'Leaping Lizards'
Agave geminiflora 'Leaping Lizards' - Leaping Lizards Twin-flowered Agave

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Agave angustissima]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave geminiflora 'Leaping Lizards' (Leaping Lizards Twin Flowered Agave) An attractive small agave with narrow, dark green unarmed flexible leaves that are edged with a cream to light yellow margin. The species with its all green leaves, which often number in the 100's, cascade from the center of the plant forming a dense rounded rosette to 2 to 3 feet tall by as wide and then branching and forming a cluster of rosettes after flowering. We would expect 'Leaping Lizards' to have a similar growth form. Plant in full sun along coast and part sun to light shade in hot inland gardens. Fairly dry growing, but looks better with some summer watering. Hardy to 25 F. For more information on this species, see our listing of Agave geminiflora. With its beautiful and unusual leaves this plant should make an attractive specimen in a large container or planted in the rock garden or foreground of a succulent garden. 'Leaping Lizards' is variegated mutation that was discovered at Monterey Bay Nursery in Watsonville with its first released was in 2018. We first saw this plant in October, 2018 in the well stocked nursery at the wonderful Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California, and just had to purchased one. We later were able to acquire more to plant up from Monterey Bay Nursery

This information about Agave geminiflora 'Leaping Lizards' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.