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PlantFiles: Agave
Agave gigantensis

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

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Fountain Hills, Arizona
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California



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