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Agave macroacantha (Black Spine Agave)

Agave macroacantha
Black-Spined Agave, Large-Thorned Agave, Agave macroacantha var. latifolia

This small clumping agave has stunning narrow powder-blue leaves tipped with an impressive black-brown spine. The unbranched flower stalk has green flowers and may also produce bulbils. In milder climates this plant grows well in full sun, but in the low deserts some afternoon shade is best. It is native to the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 48" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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