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Agave nizadensis
Common Name: Century Plant Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

This agave is rare in cultivation as well as the wild. It has long, narrow leaves with a pale stripe down the middle. In cooler temperatures or with some water stress plants can develop a beautiful red flush to the foliage. With its small size and limited spines this agave could make a great pot specimen and winter houseplant. Endemic to a small region in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Undergrowth of dry forest on steep, rocky limestone slopes in Oaxaca, Mexico.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypeTender Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White Burgundy/Red/Purple
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness10-11 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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