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Plant Database Search Results > Agave 'Mr. Ripple'
 
Agave 'Mr. Ripple'
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. salmiana x A. protoamericana?)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave 'Mr. Ripple' - A medium-large Agave with single rosettes to 5 feet tall by 8 feet wide with undulating broad bluish olive-green leaves that have a soft satiny texture. It is a mostly solitary rosette forming agave but it can occasionally produce a few suckers. Plant in full sun. Little irrigation required. Looks tropical but can tolerate temperatures without damage to around 12 F. This plant, thought to possibly be a naturally occurring hybrid between Agave salmiana and Agave americana var. protoamericana, was named by Wade Roitsch of Yucca Do Nursery, who spotted the plant on a collecting trip east of Ciudad del Maiz in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 2001. The original plant produced few offsets and these only when it was young. Thankfully Yucca Do put the plant into a tissue culture program and shared it with a few other nurseries and we now propagate this plant in our nursery by vegetative means. We have a large attractive specimen of this plant growing near our greenhouses and all who see this plant comment very favorably about it. From input from customers who have planted this agave we have updated our original information as it was originally described as being a bit smaller (4'x6').  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agave 'Mr. Ripple'.
 
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