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Products > Agave tequilana 'Lemeno'
 
Agave tequilana 'Lemeno' - Variegated Tequila Agave
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave tequilana 'Lemeno' (Variegated Tequila Agave) - A medium large agave that grows to 5-6 feet tall with an open form rosette of long thin slightly concave gray-green leaves that have a narrow yellow variegation along the margins and are armored along these margins with small, sharp spines. Plant in full sun to light shade in well-drained soil with little to no supplemental irrigation required in coastal gardens. Hardy to 20-25F. The species is used for making the distilled liquor Tequila in Mexico.  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 tequilana 'Lemeno'.
 
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