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PlantFiles: Agave Cactus
Leuchtenbergia principis f. monstrosa

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leuchtenbergia (lewk-ten-BER-gee-uh) (Info)
Species: principis f. monstrosa

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Neutral franj On Sep 1, 2007, franj from Tucson, AZ wrote:

A rather bizzare and beautiful mutation of Leuchtenbergia principis. The tips of the main plant form scaly buds that grow into new plants. At first they almost look like flower buds but slowly grow tubercules with papery spines just like the main plant. Not all the buds make it, so in time it must become very assymetrical. I've never seen a mature specimen.

I'm assuming they are difficult to grow on their own roots as this one is grafted. It's also very slow growing.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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