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Agave Species, Century Plant, Mescalito, Maguey

Agave polianthiflora

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: polianthiflora (pol-ee-anth-ih-FLOR-a) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Bostonia, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 30, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

nice, neat small agave with a habit somewhat similar to A victoriae-reginae, only smaller and with less pronounced lines. Usually a non-suckering species. Reportedly produces flowers repeatedly.

Neutral

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

I have not grown this plant. It has no marginal teeth and has white bud-printing. It is "hairy" and suitable for growing in a container.

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