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PlantFiles: Twin Flower
Agave duplicata

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: duplicata (doo-plih-KAH-ta) (Info)

Synonym:Agave duplicata subsp. duplicata
Synonym:Bravoa geminiflora
Synonym:Polianthes geminiflora

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Nov 5, 2008, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is marketed under the name Polianthes geminiflora. It is very different than the white Polianthes species. It likes it really hot and moist in the summer, has succulent-like leaves emerging in a rosette. Blooms repeatedly July through November here, must be kept dry in winter--native to central Mexico. A variable species in color--can be shades of red, rose, or orange.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Houston, Texas



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