Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
palmsOrl

Agave ID

Recommended Posts

palmsOrl

My grandma has been growing a few of these for a while.  Are they Blue Agave (Agave tequiliana)?  They can certainly tolerate no care here in a pot, but look way better since I have been giving ample water and natrients.

 

1C5B9610-4866-46B6-8F4E-09770DE6F5FE.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Meangreen94z

Agave Desmettiana, it’s a more tropical agave. It doesn’t handle freezes very well, it will burn/melt but usually recovers quickly. It grows fast and offsets prolifically.

Edited by Meangreen94z
  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
palmsOrl

Thank you Meangreen94z.  It should continue to do well here, as we get only have temperatures below 30F about every 3 years these days.  I will be sure to protect it when it does though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Merlyn2220

Yep, I have several variegated Agave Desmettiana.  Some of the pure blue-green ones have the small teeth on the edge, some are almost entirely smooth except for the terminal spike.  Mine burn a bit with every frost, but the ones that get AM sun are typically better off.  Ironically the ones in some shade (which you would think have some frost protection) burn worse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×