Agave
Agave gigantensis

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: gigantensis (hee-gahn-TEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Attractive spreading solitary species with large lateral teeth sparsely located along leaf margins, and a large, sharp terminal spine. Leaves are deeply cup-shaped on cross section. I thought with a name like this it was gonna be a huge plant, but it's pretty 'moderate' sized for an agave. Not sure what the gigantic part refers to. From Mexico and south into Guatemala.