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Agave palmeri

Common name century plant
Family asparagaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers greenish-yellow
Size 30"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil; drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Hardy medium-sized agave from Arizona and New Mexico with two-inch-wide bluish-green leaves armed with many small spines. Eventually, it may produce a sky-high flower stalk, but I doubt we'll stick around our current garden long enough to witness that. After blooming, the mother plant dies, although it may live on through its offsets.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '22/'23 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (83%G, 7d)

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