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Agave angustifolia v. marginata | Carribean Agave

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Family: Agavaceae

Location:

This succulent is a native of Mexico. The stiff leaves are about 1 1/2" wide with creamy white stripes along the margins and pale green central bands. It will form clumps to about 3-4' tall and wid. In the low desert, filtered shade is best. It can also handle more water than most agaves. After 10 years this plant may send up green/white flowers on a 8-10' tall spike. It is cold tolerant to about 20 degrees F. It needs occasional watering once it's established.  Information by: George Hull MSN

Notes and Maintenance Tips: Tolerates 20f

Anatomy

Plant Type

Succulent

Height Range

3-6'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Green, White

Flower Season

n/a

Leaf Color

Light Green, White, Variegated

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Sunset Zones

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

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

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Roadside, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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