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Agave attenuata Agave attenuata Siklok Amaryllidaceae

Agave attenuata, Agave, Siklok


Agave attenuata, Agave, SiklokThis spineless species has a thick stem to 5 ft (1.5 m) high, crowned by a compact rosette of broad, soft-textured pale green leaves. Its arched flower spike grows to 10 ft (3 m) in length and bears densely packed greenish-white flowers which open over several months in spring and summer. Lateral rosettes brancth off the main stem making, in time, a large mound of rosettes. The cultivar Nerva has bluish green leaves.
Cultivation: Plant in a well-drained, gritty soil in full sun. Water regularly in summer. Frost hardiness varies from species to species, but all are adapted to surviving very dry periods.
Propagate from offsets or from seed in spring or summer.