False Agave, Hechtia
Hechtia lundelliorum

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hechtia (HEK-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: lundelliorum (lund-el-ee-OR-um) (Info)

Category:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Scottsdale, Arizona

Brooksville, Florida

Austin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 29, 2013, camrichdesigns from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

I have had two Hechtia lundelliorum growing in a hanging basket for two years now . . . so far no flowers. The plants are in filtered sun/shade and the two plants are very healthy and growing well here in Scottsdale Az.

April 23, 2015. After 4 years this plant finally sent out two, amazing, 6' long flower spikes, covered in hundreds of tiny flowers.