Agave desmettiana

Smooth Agave
Smooth Agave
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

4-5′ x 4-5′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Infrequent

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

13, 20-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Fast-growing evergreen succulent often forming multiple urn-shaped rosettes growing to 4-5′ tall and wide. Rubbery textured 3-4 wide bright-green to bluish-green leaves do not have teeth but possess sharp reddish-brown terminal spines on the tips. With age produces showy yellow flowers clusters on an 8-10′ tall stem in mid-spring. Great as a focal point specimen in rock gardens or planted in mass as well as being a fine container specimen. Requires a well-drained soil and has low water needs once established. While generally sun loving provide some shaded protection in warm low desert areas. Full to partial sun.

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