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Agave desmettiana (Smooth Agave)

Agave desmettiana
Smooth Agave

This fast-growing agave has fleshy, arching, light green leaves with generally smooth edges and a stout terminal spine. Although it can tolerate full sun and reflected heat, in the low deserts it looks better in filtered shade. Plant in well-drained soil, in the ground or in containers. It is quite drought tolerant but will also handle regular irrigation. The branched flower stalk has pale yellow flowers and may produce bulbils as well. Offsets from the mother plant keep the population going after the mother plant flowers and dies.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 48 (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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