Agave schottii

  • They creat a great hedge that can collect debris and build soil.
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  • Agave schottii

1 Gallon $10.80

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Agave schottii

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Agave schottii var. schottii
  • Common Names:  
    Schott's Century Plant, Shin Dagger, Amole, Amolillo
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    This plant originates in Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico at elevations between 3,500 and 6,000 feet and often grows on north and eastern facing slopes
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Mature Size:  
    individual rosette
  • Height:  
    up to 18"
  • Width:  
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    5 to 10°F, -15 to -12.2°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high
  • Light Requirement:  
    Part to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove spent rosettes after flowering if desired
  • Uses:  
    Native landscapes and borders, rock gardens, cactus gardens, xeriscape plantings and low barrier plantings. This plant has very spiny leaves, so take special care to locate it away from foot traffic. Easily offshoots to form colonies. It is deer and rodent resistant.
  • Propagation:  
    Plant sends out offshoots which can be removed and replanted. Seeds can be obtained after flowering.
  • Special notes:  
    This agave is reminiscent of a yucca in form. The leaves form a basal rosette and are green to yellow-green in color, tipped with a sharp spine, and have slender, curling fibers at the margins. Agave schottii is different from many agaves in that the leaves do not have spines on their edges, which places it in the Agave subgenus Littaea. Its leaves typically grow to a length of about 1 foot. The plants die after sending up a 9 foot unbranched flower spike with pleasantly scented, yellow-green flowers. Agave schotti is now rare in its native U.S. habitats and is protected from collection there. This agave is bitter tasting and was not used for food by native Americans, instead as soap called "amole", "maguey", and "amolillo". The plant often grows with grasses which hide its spiky leaves - hence the name ‘shin dagger’ given it by hikers.