Agave schidigera - Thread Agave

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SKU:
SS5976

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Agave schidigera - Thread Agave: This species resembles filifera in that is has roughly the same size and shape, and has the same characteristic peeling white threads on the borders of its pointed leaves. It typically doesn’t exceed two and a half feet tall by three feet wide. As it matures, the threads peel off from the leaves and twine around the plant, creating a tinsel-like effect. A. schidigera is solitary; it does not produce offshoots. It is also monocarpic, so it will bloom once and die. Fortunately it only blooms after 10 to 15 years, and it germinates very easily. The flower stalk is large and can reach 10 feet tall.

Fun Fact: Agave schidigera is so similar to Agave filifera that its status as an independent species has been challenged, and some have gone so far as to refer to it as Agave filifera subsp. schidigera! This, in the botany world, is the equivalent to slapping someone with a glove and challenging them to a duel.

Zone 8b, 9, 10, 11

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

White

Cold Hardiness

Zone 9 (20F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

9"-12"

Maximum Rosette Size

Over 8"

Growth Habit / Shape

Rosette

Product Format

1.5" Plug

Special Characteristic

Variegated

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