Agave Species, Dwarf Cowhorn, Century Plant, Maguey

Agave cupreata

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: cupreata (kew-pree-AH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

Nice large green non-suckering species from Mexico. Actually tolerates frost quite well and can survive easily down to 28F (below freezing) with minimal damage. Leaves resemble those of A colorata, but much larger and greener plant. When this one flowers it's all over, since there are not offsets. However, if there is seed or bulbils, propogation can be attempted that way. Rare in cultivation

Neutral

On Mar 4, 2005, salvia_lover from Modi'in,
Israel wrote:

This plant requires a minimum temperature of 50F/10C.

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