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Agave attenuata | Fox Tail Agave

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Synonym Names: Agave velutina

Family: Agavaceae

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This Agave has a dramatic tropical form. Even light frost can damage its succulent leaves. It is great for containers. In the low desert, partial sun will be best. If it becomes top heavy, simply cut and stick in the ground to root. It is not a fast grower and has light green foliage. It will also die after flowering but pups around the mother will survive. Distinctive with its large rosette of leaves perched on a long curving trunk, it is a native from Mexico. Also called: Velvet Agave

Anatomy

Plant Type

Succulent

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3', 3-6'

Flower Color

Green, Yellow

Flower Season

n/a

Leaf Color

Light Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

9, 10, 11

Sunset Zones

13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Saline Soil, Windy Conditions, Rabbits, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

n/a

Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photography by: Mountain States Nursery

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