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PlantFiles: Giant Agave, Century Plant, Maguey de Pulque
Agave salmiana

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: salmiana (salm-ee-AH-na) (Info)

Synonym:Agave salmiana var. salmiana
Synonym:Agave tehuacanensis
Synonym:Agave mitriformis
Synonym:Agave dyckii
Synonym:Agave lehmannii

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Red
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Succulent

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

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
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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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

I have not grown this plant. This agave is normally planted to produce pulque, an alcoholic beverage: hence, its common name "Maguey de pulque".

Positive palmbob On Feb 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Huge agave, up to 10' across and 6' tall. From Mexico. Has huge terminal spine and big, fat fleshy leaves.

Regional...

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

Chandler Heights, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
La Presa, California
San Leandro, California
Kendall, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida



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