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PlantFiles: False Agave, Hechtia
Hechtia glabra

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hechtia (HEK-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: glabra (GLAY-bruh) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Bronze-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is monocarpic
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive digital_dave On Aug 26, 2006, digital_dave from Springfield, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

The details above say that this plant is monocarpic - this is not so. I can't speak for all Hechtias, but all the ones I have pup freely, often before flowering.

Hechtias are, however, dioecious. i.e. they are either male or female flowered plants (but not both on the same plant).

Neutral MotherNature4 On Feb 16, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Like others of their species, this one has treacherous thorns on the leaf margins. Handle with care. It is quite colorful as the thorns turn red with adequate light.

Regional...

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

Springfield, Missouri



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