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kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 22, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9493344

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_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

April 22, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9493365

I couldn't tell you the name (agave? furcraea?) but they will most likely eat the other plants in that pot for lunch.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 22, 2013
3:12 PM

Post #9493528

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... :)
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 22, 2013
9:37 PM

Post #9493978

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_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

April 23, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9494554

My best guess is Agave sisalana. Looking good!
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 23, 2013
10:17 PM

Post #9495215

Thanks! So far so good... :)

GermanStar

GermanStar
Fountain Hills, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2013
11:04 AM

Post #9495699

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

This message was edited Apr 24, 2013 11:07 AM
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 24, 2013
1:03 PM

Post #9495790

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?

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 26, 2013
5:10 AM

Post #9497599

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
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9497814

Thank you Palm Bob... :)

GermanStar

GermanStar
Fountain Hills, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9499174

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? :-)

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 27, 2013
11:07 PM

Post #9499430

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.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9499897

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.

GermanStar

GermanStar
Fountain Hills, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2013
11:34 AM

Post #9499959

It should. I have plain Jane and variegated A. sisalana, and their form is very consistent. A. few months growth might tell the tale.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2013
12:06 PM

Post #9499992

I shall "patiently" wait.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 28, 2013
8:56 PM

Post #9500602

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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GermanStar

GermanStar
Fountain Hills, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9501452

I see what you mean, the leaves are sisalana-like, but they seem to need starch.
kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 30, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9502792

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

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