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Agave ocahui

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: ocahui (oh-KAH-hee) (Info)

Synonym:Agave ocahui var. ocahui

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Succulent
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is monocarpic
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive 1077011947 On Nov 9, 2013, 1077011947 from Greer, SC wrote:

I have grown Agave ocahui in a lage shallow dish pot for many years without any protection. IT has survived11F one Winter(Twice). IT looks great in a pot. It is growing on a bed of shallow grvel in front of the hpouse in full sun. here in Simpsonville. SC.

Neutral BajaBlue On Oct 2, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This medium-sized century plant forms an 18" tall x 3' wide solitary rosette of dark green leaves, edged with smooth reddish-brown margins. When the clumps mature, they are topped with a 9' tall narrow spike of bright yellow flowers.

Hailing from the northern Mexico state of Sonora, A. ocahui can be found on volcanic limestone up to 4,500' elevation.

Neutral htop On Feb 9, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. It rarely suckers. It is suitable for growing in containers due to its small size and symmetrical upright growth.

Regional...

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

Chandler, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Nevada City, California
Miami, Florida
Blue Diamond, Nevada
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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