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Agave lechuguilla

 
Agave lechuguilla
This spring's seedling, in October

Synonym(s) Agave lophantha var. poselgeri
Common name lechuguilla; tula ixtle
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Size 1-2'
Light sun
From seed germinates readily at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Yellow-green rosettes of spiny-tipped leathery leaves spend more than ten years storing up reserves to produce their piece de resistance, a 12-foot-tall flower stalk of purplish or yellowish flowers.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: Houston rock garden, rock garden nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (84%G, 5-11d)


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