Agave guiengola

  • Agave guiengola
  • Agave guiengola 15gal
  • Agave guiengola in the ground
  • Great looking heads have few leaves. Makes it easy to get leaves out.

1 Gallon $10.80

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Agave guiengola

  • Common Names:  
    Silvery Agave, Whale's Tail Agave
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    Mexico; endemic on limestone cliffs in Oaxaca from which it gets its species name.
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Mature Size:  
    individual rosette
  • Height:  
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Part to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant, occasional irrigation
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove/replant offshots and remove dead leaves as desired.
  • Uses:  
    Beautiful in large containers or as a specimen plant in the landscape. Leaf color is a striking contrast to dark or bright green foliage. Leaves have soft spines at their terminals and sometimes on their margins. Due to lower light requirements this agave can be grown in part sun or bright shade more easily than many of the genus.
  • Propagation:  
    Replant offshoots or collect seeds after flowering.
  • Special notes:  
    Agave guiengola has a few very thick, silver-blue glaucous leaves, broad at the base, then tapering down to a brown terminal spine. It’s uniquely shaped, bluish leaves become quite large and lay more horizontally than most Agaves leading to an exotic form that looks something like a giant silvery green starfish. It is a very architectural plant in form and is fairly fast growing for an agave. Light shade is o.k. in hot inland climates. The flower spike is 5-7' tall with yellow flowers. This plant is monocarpic and will flower and die within 10-15 years. A. guiengola is deer and rodent resistant. It will often offset to form mounding colonies so remove pups if you want to keep plants in solitary form. There are several cultivars including: Agave guiengola ‘Moto Sierra’ with chainsaw like brown teeth on the leaf margins and Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee' with variegated white leaf margins.