Agave
Agave horrida

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: horrida (HOR-id-uh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Bright Yellow

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

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

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Reseda, California

Miami, Florida

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Several different varieties of this plant with differences relating to the lateral spines. One on plant I saw the spines were enormous and woody with hooks on them. On several others, the leaf edges were ornamentall lined with red-brown coloration and similarly colored spines. The leaves of this plant are relatively wide and flat and it makes a perfect globe that never offsets- great landscape plant. Leaves are a dark green.