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PlantFiles: Agave
Agave filifera subsp. schidigera

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: filifera subsp. schidigera

Synonym:Agave schidigera

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Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Dec 31, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking Agave- good for landscaping as well as in pots. Suckers slowly but steadily. Looks, to me, a lot like Agave filifera, perhaps having slightly wider leaves than A filifera. Has long terminal sharp spines on light green leaves and lots of 'hair's' in all directions. Very ornamentally symmetrical.

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

I have not grown this plant. This is a medium-sized, very attractive plant which sometimes has very dense white hairs. The leaves which vary in color (on the same plant) from green to a bronzish-green color have white bud imprints. These imprints vary in tone and become more noticeable with age. It grows very symmetrically and is well suited for container growing.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Davis, California
Hesperia, California
La Mesa, California
Nevada City, California
San Leandro, California
San Marino, California
Miami, Florida
Adel, Georgia
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)

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