Agave horrida

  • Agave horrida

1 Gallon $10.80

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Agave horrida

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave grandidentata, Agave regeliana, Agave maigretiana, Agave gilbeyi, Agave desmetiana
  • Common Names:  
    Mexcalmetl
  • Family:  
    Agaveacea
  • Origin:  
    Mexico, on pure volcanic rocks and lava fields at higher elevations
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Mature Size:  
    individual rosette
  • Height:  
    1-2'
  • Width:  
    1-2'
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Extreme
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove offshoots and replant as desired
  • Uses:  
    Symmetrical globe shaped form that has a few to no offsets. Smaller agave that is great for containers, rock and succulent gardens, xeriscaping.
  • Propagation:  
    Gather seeds and pups after flowering
  • Special notes:  
    Agave horrida has dark green leaves with lighter undersides and many dark brown spines. It often becomes a globe shaped solitary plant with age. This plant needs excellent drainage. Its sharp spines make it deer and rodent resistant. Like most agaves it is monocarpic and dies after sending up an unbranched five foot inflorescence. Known as 'Mexcalmetl' in its native habitat, the young leaves of the Agave horrida are eaten broiled, and they are used to make 'Mexcalli', a mescal liquor.