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PlantFiles: Agave
Agave mapisaga var. lisa

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: mapisaga var. lisa

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Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
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)
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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
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)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Apr 2, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Massive dark green thick-leaved and bent-leaved agave with minimal marginal teeth but large terminal spines. Skin feels like shark leather. Supposedly a natural clone from Agave mapisaga var mapisaga, a relatively common species of Mexican agave from some higher elevations. The more common form is used as a source of Pulque (an alcoholic beverage). The normal form has large teeth along the leaves and leaves are flatter, smaller and more upright. This massive clone is no where to be found in the wild and is strictly limited to a few locations about California and Arizona. It offsets slowly and flowers produce no viable seed or bulbils, so there is not much propogation of this rare and amazing plant.

Regional...

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

San Marino, California
Brazoria, Texas



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