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  Agave pachycentra Trel.
  Family Name : Asparagaceae

  Synonyms : Agave eichlamii, Agave eichlamii var. interjecta, Agave opacidens, Agave tenuispina, Agave weingartii

  Common Names : Agave

 
Agave
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Broad / Mushroom / Hemispherical
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Desert / Semi-Desert)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Desert / Arid
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Succulent herbaceous plant.
      Foliage: Thick, fleshy leaves are oblanceolate. Leaf margin is lined with short, reddish brown spines that rest upon small, teat-like protrusions of the leaf margin. Leaf tip is armed with a long, reddish brown spine. Glabrous (= hairless) leaves are bluish grey to bluish green and covered in a waxy bloom.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Leaf
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green - Bluish Green, [Remarks] (Bluish Grey)
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth
      Foliar Modification :
      Spine (marginal)
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Sessile
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Margin :
      Spiny
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Attenuate

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