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PlantFiles: Agave
Agave potatorum 'Shoji Rajin'

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: potatorum (poh-tuh-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Shoji Rajin

Synonym:Agave scolymus
Synonym:Agave saundersii

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Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Agaveguy On May 17, 2009, Agaveguy from San Antonio, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have this plant growing at the base of a Texas Persimmon. It gets freeze damage in severe winters, but recovers nicely. Has been growing seven years outside. Mother plant is now about 10 inches across with several pups.


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

Pleasant Hill, California
Honolulu, Hawaii
San Antonio, Texas

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