Agave Species, Pulque Agave, Century Plant, Maguey

Agave tecta

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: tecta (TEK-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

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:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

San Marino, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 14, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

massive suckering wide-leaf dark blue- green agave from Guatemala... not known in the wild, only in cultivation (so either extinct in the wild, or some sort of hybrid from long ago). Creates huge thickets of this massive plant. Leaves sort of leather and have large, sharp terminal spines and widely spaced but relatively small teeth.

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