Agave gypsophila ‘Gypsy’

One-gallon $10.80

This is a unique and interesting agave. It makes a very nice container specimen plant with its undulating and recurved leaves.

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Agave gypsophila 'Gypsy'

  • Names and Synonyms:  
  • Common Names:  
    Gypsum Century Plant, Blue Wave Agage, Gypsiferous Agave, Maguey del yeso
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  • Origin:  
    Naturally occurs on gypsum hillsides and also on calcareous soils in the Mexican States of Colim, Jalisco, Michoacan and Guerrero
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Good heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun along the coast to filtered shade inland. It prefers more mild temperatures and more water than most agaves.
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant.
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove and replant pups as desired.
  • Uses:  
    This is a unique and interesting agave. It makes a very nice container specimen plant with its oddly undulating and recurved leaves. It is quite frost sensitive and needs protection except in the lightest of frosts.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be grown from seed, bulbils collected from spent flower spikes, or division, by removing pups from the base of the plant.
  • Problems:  
    Root rot in poor draining soils.
  • Special notes:  
    This slow growing agave forms a single open rosette of wavy gray-green colored leaves. It has small soft spines along the leaf margins. Young leaves are clasped together in a vase-like formation in the center of the plant before becoming wavy-edged and more open when mature. This gives the entire plant an exotic appearance, something like a silver octopus. It tends to have wavier silver leaves when grown in more sun and lusher green leaves when grown in shadier conditions. In late winter to spring a mature Agave gypsophila will bloom with a 10-15' flower spike that is covered in yellow to orange flowers. The tall woody shaft of the spent inflorescence was used for construction of rural buildings in Mexico.