Agave potatorum

Also known as:

  • Agave potatorum var. verschaffeltii
  • Butterfly Agave
  • Agave verschaffletii

Plant Type

cactus / succulent

Zones

9b-11

Size

H:1'-2'
W:2'-4'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

drought tolerant

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Foliage Season:

evergreen

Tags

spiky
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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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ZEPHYRANTHES

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78 Great Northern Hwy Midland, Western Australia

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(08) 9250 3682

enquire@zephs.com.au

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Climatically appropriate plants for Perth gardens

Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

megan@sgplants.com

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Walnut Creek, California

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Agave potatorum 4

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Agave potatorum is included in the group Hiemiflorae, whose members are found in southeastern Mexico and Central America. As a general rule, plants in this group have relatively short lateral branches on the inflorescence and tight ball-like clusters of flowers. They typically are winter-flowering, although Agave potatorum is a little earlier than most, with a September to December peak flowering time. A. potatorum occurs from southern Puebla state down to central Oaxaca, and is quite variable. All its forms are very attractive as garden subjects, though not as cold-hardy as many of the more northerly-occurring species. Our flowering plant is a form with sinuous leaf margins, their toothy appearance being enhanced by the placement of the teeth atop the outward-projecting bumps. This form is often called by the old name of Agave verschaffeltii. In some populations of A. potatorum the branches of the inflorescence are so reduced that the flower clusters are clumped right along the stalk. Our plant, however, has evident branches. Although A. potatorum is most often found in nature as a single plant, this one produces offsets and forms a small clump.

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Agave potatorum 6

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Agave potatorum 7

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Agave potatorum 8 flower

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Full Sun. Outdoor. Light Green Flowers tinged with Red on a 10-20' spike.

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Agave potatorum 10 flower

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Agave potatorum 11 flower

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Agave potatorum 12

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Originally seeded as Agave potatorum, the "Pulque Agave".

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