Agave celsii

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  • Agave celsii

5-gallon $24.50 $18.25

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Agave celsii

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave botteri, Agave bouchei, Agave haseloffi, Agave micracantha, Agave mitis, Agave oblongata Jacobi, Agave ousselghemiana Jacobi, Agave rupicola Regel, Agave sartorii var. oblongata (Jacobi) A.Terracc., Agave sartorii var. oblongata (Jacobi) A.Terracc.
  • Common Names:  
    Celsii Agave
  • Family:  
    Agavaceae
  • Origin:  
    The states of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi in Mexico
  • Size Label:  
    5-gallon
  • Height:  
    1-3'
  • Width:  
    2-3'
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun to part shade in hot inland climates
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerate. Can take light irrigation in hot summer weather
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove and replant occasional offsets and clip spine tips as desired.
  • Uses:  
    With its light silvery green soft leaves, this is a very pretty agave for containers, cactus and succulent beds and borders. The terminal spines are somewhat flexible and softer than most agaves, allowing it to be placed closer to pedestrian traffic. Light colored leaves make it a nice foil for darker colored plants.
  • Propagation:  
    Remove and replant offsets. Collect seeds and pups from flower spikes.
  • Problems:  
    Soft leaves can be creased/damaged if roughly handled.
  • Special notes:  
    Agave celsii is a medium-sized slowly clumping agave with 6 to 8-inch-wide and 2-foot long leaves. The leaves have a soft terminal spine of contrasting brown color. This plant does well in the Southern California provided it has good drainage. Agave celsii can take more shade, humidity and water than most agaves. Agave celsii is a monocarpic plant that dies after sending up an eight-foot flower spike. The flowers are greenish yellow and up to 2.5 inches long, and attract nectar-loving birds and insects.