Agave salmiana

  • Agave salmiana 5gal
  • Salmiana can get very large.
  • Agave salmiana 5gal

1 Gallon $10.80

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Agave salmiana

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave ferox, Agave mitriformis, Agave atrovirens var. sigmatophylla, Agave whitackeri, Agave quiotifera, Agave potatorum, Agave montezumae, Agave salmiana var. mitriformis, Agave latissima, Agave jacobiana, Agave compluviata, Agave cochlearis, Agave coarctata, Agave atrovirens, Agave lehmannii
  • Common Names:  
    Maguey De Pulque, Giant Agave
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  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Mature Size:  
    individual rosette
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    5 to 10°F, -15 to -12.2°C
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  • Light Requirement:  
    Part to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Needs little water but can take light irrigation in summer
  • Maintenance:  
    Plan for mature size and locate plant accordingly to allow for easy bi-annual maintenance. Remove pups, dead leaves and sharp spine tips (as desired).
  • Uses:  
    This is a very dramatic large landscape or specimen plant. It is well suited for xeriscape, large rock gardens, succulent and cactus gardens, barrier plantings. With its urn shape it’s a striking large container plant. Be sure to allow for mature size and spines of plant and take care to locate it away from foot traffic.
  • Propagation:  
    Easily propagated from offsets and seeds after flowering.
  • Special notes:  
    This architectural succulent is easily recognized by its thick yet graceful, recurving dark greenish gray spiny leaves, which like Agave americana retain leaf bud patterns on their opened surfaces. It has a distinct stature and can reach 5-6 feet high by twice as wide. Like many agaves, its sap can irritate skin – so do not trim this plant with a chainsaw or get the sap or leaf pulp on exposed skin. It is a monocarpic agave with a 20’ inflorescence occurring after 20 years. The flowers are yellow and appeal to nectar-loving birds. This magnificent plant is prized for its ability to produce the nutritious "Pulque" beverage. In addition, for many thousands of years early Mesoamericans used this plant for the production of all kinds of food, beverages, clothing, soap, fibers and more. This agave has also been in cultivation in Europe since the 19th century.