unknown little baby plants

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

These were in a mixed succulent pot I picked up at the grocery store. I am curious, do they look like variegated yucca pups? Or am I way off base? :)

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Baja California, Mexico(Zone 11)

I couldn't tell you the name (agave? furcraea?) but they will most likely eat the other plants in that pot for lunch.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks! I will look that up. I already busted them out of the pot and stuck them in the ground. Immediately when I got home with them... :)

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Are any specific Furcraea tooth leafed? I'm still trying to find one like mine. Here they are in ground.

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Baja California, Mexico(Zone 11)

My best guess is Agave sisalana. Looking good!

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks! So far so good..... :)

Fountain Hills, AZ(Zone 9b)

I'm not sure what that is, but I don't believe it's an Agave. Geoff (palmbob) would probably recognize it.

You may find a candidate or two here: http://dangergarden.blogspot.com/2010/07/furcraea-coolest-plant-youve-never.html

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Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

See, it does look pretty much like the mediapicta sport, but I can't tell if the large ones in the pics are toothed or not. Hmmmm?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

looks like an Agave to me, but A sisalana usually has less or not teeth... but not always. A sisalana is probably the most likely

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Thank you Palm Bob.... :)

Fountain Hills, AZ(Zone 9b)

A saw some of these guys at big box today, marked A. sisalana from Altman's. I'm still not convinced. They do look sisalana-like, but also seem different. Besides, Altman's gets all their Agave labels wrong, why would they get this one right? :-)

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

there are two forms of Agave sisalana variegated... a 'floppy-leaved' form, and a stiff-leaved form. The former is also a dwarf plant. I am not 100% sure it is ONLY A sisalana, but it sure seems to be MOSTLY A sisalana.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

I wonder of it will be easier to tell as they mature? They are little mysteries, but they seem to be stable and growing already.

Fountain Hills, AZ(Zone 9b)

It should. I have plain Jane and variegated A. sisalana, and their form is very consistent. A. few months growth might tell the tale.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

I shall "patiently" wait.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Here is my Agave sisalana variegated next to an imposter Agave franzosinii (on the right), followed by a few shots of the 'other' Agave sisalana I have in another part of the yard. Sadly this second plant is planted in an area full of snails and it is being literally eaten alive

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Fountain Hills, AZ(Zone 9b)

I see what you mean, the leaves are sisalana-like, but they seem to need starch.

Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

Wow, they are both so different. So far mine seems pretty floppy.

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