Agave gracilipes

Also known as:

  • Hardy Century Plant

Plant Type

cactus / succulent

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:1'
W:18"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

low, dry when dormant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant

Features

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Foliage Season:

evergreen

Tags

spiky
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The name A. gracilis applies to a group of plants in northwestern Texas into New Mexico, natural hybrids between A. lecheguilla and A. neomexicana. This forms blue-gray rosettes of narrow leaves with horizontal striping. Rosettes of about 12” make a dense colony if allowed. Bright light and average to gritty, well-drained soil. Collected in the Guadeloupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico at 6200 ft making frost hardiness probable well into USDA zone 6.

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Grayish rosettes that bloom in late summer. Growth to about 1' tall.

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It gets lonely at evening in the mountains of west Texas, and late one night on a mountain far, far away, a botanical liaison was consummated between Agave neomexicana and Agave lechuguilla. Despite their spiny personalities, their unexpected compatibility produced the species we now know as Agave gracilipes. These rarely-offsetting intermediates produce leafy 1' tall x 18" wide rosettes of rigid grey-green leaves. Despite their preference for dry alkaline soils at 4,000' to 6,000', we have found them easy to grow in our climate. Seedlings are rarely available, so don't wait to acquire one of your own...each clone is unique.

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