Agave deserti [large]

$8.99 MSRP: $11.29
$11.29

SKU:P30487

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Agave deserti (Engelmann): A fierce rosette of sword-like leaves native to the Sonoran Desert. Its pale green leaves have wavy margins and a long, sharp terminal spine. The leaves tend to be marked with pale, silvery banding. It can tolerate frosts down to at least 10F (even lower in dry climates). It is a slow grower but does produce offsets and mature plants can reach 2.0' tall and 2.5' wide. This species's name references the Latin word for "solitary", as it often grows in barren habitats. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" pot.

Agave need plenty of full, outdoor sunlight and great drainage to thrive. They do well in gritty, mineral soils and pots with drainage holes. Over time you'll see new offsets or "pups" sprout up around the base of the mother plant.

Agave grow slowly in the spring and summer and can tolerate high heat and extended drought. This variety is somewhat frost hardy and needs protection from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.

Full Agave Guide

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary

Grey / Silver

Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 8 (10F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Maximum Rosette Size

Over 8"

Growth Habit / Shape

Loose Rosette

Product Format

3.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Lots of Offsets

Special Characteristic

Slow Grower

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures

THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 8 - 10

8 9 10

WHAT IS MY HARDINESS ZONE?

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