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Agave macroacantha Plants

Agave macroacantha Plants

Agave macroacantha is a striking blue-gray succulent that is heat-tolerant, cold-tolerant and sun-tolerant. It grows from small to medium-sized and is native to barren rocky ground in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Agave macroacantha forms dense clumps to nearly 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide comprised of 10 to 16 inch wide rosettes. The rosettes have narrow blue-gray leaves that are evenly spaced and radiate straight out from the center of the plant. The leaves have very straight edges with contrasting small dark brown teeth and a darker 1 inch long terminal spine. The species name "macroacantha" means " with large spines".

Agave macroacantha benefits from well-drained soil in full sun It requires ittle irrigation in coastal gardens but will benefit from regular water in warmer inland situations.

Agave macroacantha is hardy down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Blooms come after 15 years more. The flower stalk is 6 feet tall with reddish flowers.

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