Agave
Agave guiengola

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: guiengola (GWEN-go-la) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

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

This plant is monocarpic

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:

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Escondido, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

Spring Valley, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Miami, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 11, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of my very favorite Agaves... has large, soft succulent leaves of a sea green color with minimal to no spines along the leaf margins (this is a variable trait) and can either sucker profusely, or hardly at all. Its suckers usually show up right next to the mother plant. Plants are fairly fast growing and can eventually get up to 6' in diameter. It is a spectacular landscape plant. Until recently this was a difficult Agave to obtain, but in the last 3-4 years I have seen it for sale just about everywhere. This is one of the few Agaves that might do best in some shade as the leaves tend to burn in hot blazing sun. It's also somewhat cold sensitive, though fine in zone 9b. Likes water and seems to thrive in clay soils (my old yard).

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