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I am not a professional nor an expert in Agavaceae taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. Photos are for reference only. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. I do ship in the winter months. I can add 72+ hour heat packs for $3.00 each.  Please read the front page for ordering information.

Agave & Family

   Agave albopilosa 'Tufts' - Is simply the most amazing agave species ever discovered, and one that took the succulent world by storm when it was first published in 2007. The small population of Agave albopilosa was discovered growing on a remote, nearly vertical 3,500'-5,000' cliff in the mountains of Nuevo Leon, southwest of Monterrey, Mexico. - Growing in 3 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 @ $15.00 each

   Agave applanata 'Cream Spike' - Long misrepresented in horticulture as as Agave patonii ''variegata'' is the dwarf, small growing, variegated form of Agave applanata. It is highly ornamental and quite popular as a container plant, but there are many that don't believe this plant to be a cultivar of Agave applanata and still continue to consider it a cultivar of Agave parryi. It is highly dimorphic, with a low-growing, almost flat juvenile form, before making a rounded rosette with very stiff more erect leaves as it ages. This cultivar is also found under a few different names like: Agave patonii f. marginata alba or 'alba marginata'Agave patoni f. variegata , or with the Japanese names Agave parry cv. Merico Nishiki , or 'Ohikitsusyote Nisiki' or 'Toyoushi'. Other names include: Agave minima 'Variegata'. This cultivar is indeed quite variable, this may suggests that there is more than one clone in culture, however growing condition (exposition, water, soil, pot size, feeding etc.) and age of the plant, greatly influences the habit, colour and sizes of its leaves and spines. It shoots off pups/offsets readily as the mother plant matures. Growing in a 6 inch pot starting to pup. - #1 @ $30.00

    Agave americana ssp. medio-picta alba - This beautiful but slowly offsetting selection of the Mexican Agave americana makes a 2' tall x 3' wide clump with each wide, blue leaf highlighted with a broadcentral stripe of white. Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is often used as a specimen container plant by gardeners in colder zones. Will take a light freeze. Because of the leaf layer arrangement, Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is one of the few variegated agave that cannot be successfully tissue cultured. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2 @ $15.00 each

    Agave bracteosa marginata alba - Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the Sierra Madre Oriental, northern Mexico, in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León. Spectacular spider-like klumps of Agave bracteosa grows plastered on sheer vertical limestone cliffs and rocky slopes. The plants grow in small cracks in the solid limestone face mostly on the north-and northeast-facing side. Though the natural habitat this species does experience some cool, and foggy days.Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the Sierra Madre Oriental, northern Mexico, in the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Nuevo León. Spectacular spider-like klumps of Agave bracteosa grows plastered on sheer vertical limestone cliffs and rocky slopes. The plants grow in small cracks in the solid limestone face mostly on the north-and northeast-facing side. Though the natural habitat this species does experience some cool, and foggy days. - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots.- left to right - #1, #2 @ $20.00 each

Agave geminiflora - Is a small to medium sized agave that forms attractive rosette of leathery leaves each ending in a stout stiff spine. The leaves are dark green in colour with ornamental white threads along the edge. This agave will eventually throw up a flower stem 2,5 m at the end of which are purple and green blooms. However, the plant is mainly grown for the attractive rosette of leaves. The main rosette dies after blooming but usually new plantlets sprout from the base to start a new life cycle. It produces suckers freely. - Growing in 6 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2 @ $25.00 each

   Agave isthmensis 'shoji-raijin' - A blue dwarf Agave with tick fat levers. Garden origin -  Nursery selected cultivar. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 @ $13.00 each

   Agave isthmensis medio-picta alba - Also found as Agave isthmensis 'ohi-raijin' A ture dwarf. Blue thick leavers with a white center stripe. Garder origin - Nursery selected cultiver. Growing in 3 1/2 pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 @ $18.00 each

   Agave macrocantha 'Powder Blue' - 10 to 16 inch powdery blue rosettes tipped with a long black spine one of the showiest Agaves. Makes a great potted plant grown in a bright or in full sun planted in the ground. Can make large clumps if planted in the ground. Reported to survive short duration down to 25F. Needs well draining soil. Oaxaca, Tehuacan in the State of Puebla, Mexico. Growing in 6 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 - @ $20.00 each

   Agave macrocantha 'Powder Blue' -10 to 16 inch powdery blue rosettes tipped with a long black spine one of the showiest Agaves. Makes a great potted plant grown in a bright or in full sun planted in the ground. Can make large clumps if planted in the ground. Reported to survive short duration down to 25F. Needs well draining soil. Oaxaca, Tehuacan in the State of Puebla, Mexico. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2 @ $15.00 each

     Agave nizandensis - Nizanda Agave - A small distinctive low growing nearly unarmed agave that forms open clusters of 1 to 2 foot wide rosettes and spreading slowly by stolons.This plant comes from a very limited area on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec near the town of Nizanda in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, where it grows in dry forests on steep limestone slopes. Though not listed on the Red List, some consider this plant to be an endangered species due to its limited range and continued habitat loss. In an article in the Fall 1951 issue of the Cactus and Succulent Journal (Vol.23 No.5) titled "A New Dwarf Mexican Agave" Ladislaus (Lad) Cutak first describes this plant after finding this plant with Tom McDougal in 1947. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pot. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $15.00 each

   Agave polyanthiflora 5-heads - Produces a small basal leaf rosette of about 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Leaves are narrow and lanceolate, with multiple white filaments protruding from their edges. Flowers are red and tubular, 4–12.5 cm (1.6–4.9 in) in length and narrow, unusual in the genus. Agave polianthiflora is cultivated as an ornamental plant.It is mostly easily propagated from seed, as it does not offset as much as other species in Agave. It prefers a shallow, well-drained soil and regular fertilization during vegetation time. Mexico. Growing in a beautiful 10 inch bowl. - front & back photos - Can be bought at the greenhouse growing in the nice bowl for $85.00 or Can be bought mail order without the pot all 5-heads for $75.00.

   Agave polyanthiflora - Produces a small basal leaf rosette of about 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Leaves are narrow and lanceolate, with multiple white filaments protruding from their edges. Flowers are red and tubular, 4–12.5 cm (1.6–4.9 in) in length and narrow, unusual in the genus. Agave polianthiflora is cultivated as an ornamental plant.It is mostly easily propagated from seed, as it does not offset as much as other species in Agave. It prefers a shallow, well-drained soil and regular fertilization during vegetation time. Mexico. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots with pups. - left to right - #1, #2 @ $15.00 each

   Agave potatorum 'kichiokan' - I like to call this one Agave potatorum dwarf 'Glow'. And yes I made this name up. These plants have a very unusual variegation. The leaves will turn a light creamy yellow then to a light green which gives it a grow. Garden origin - Nursery produced cultivar. This selection is thought to be a Japanese cultivar of Agave potatorum but some consider it to be a form of Agave parryi. It does great in containers. Plants cultivated outdoors are more drought tolerant, and can take some heat and some sun. Remove eventual suckers to show of the beauty and form of the individual rosette. Relatively easy to propagate by suckers. Remove the basal suckers in spring or summer and let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost.. only problem is the logistics of getting to the suckers - very sharp spines and suckers usually right up against, or underneath the mother plant. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $18.00 each

   Agave pumila - Is a beautiful very compact and small Agave (a.k.a. Dwarf Century Plant or Miniature Agave) with short fat leaves with dark striation. The species is described as highly dimorphic, with a compact surculose (producing suckers) juvenile form, before making an open rosette and a non suckering mature form, a seemingly contradictory situation. The juvenile form also known as "forma nana" (dwarf form) somewhat resembles a stubby-leaved Agave titanota, and according to the material, that form will persist under pot culture for up to 8-12 years. Agave pumila has long been known only in juvenile form as a pot cultivate plant, however plant planted into roomier garden soil greatly change form tending to look more like Agave lechuguilla. This well-marked dimorphism is not seen equalled in other agaves, so it has been suggested that A. pumila could be a hybrid from Agave victoria-reginae and Agave lechuguilla. The narrow detachable margin with weak teeth and the check-marked striping on the under side of young leaves indicate relation to Agave lechuguilla, but must be another cross breed. More certain relationship could appear with its eventual flowering. - Growing in 3 inch pots.- left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 @ $13.00 each

    Agave stricta 'Nana' - Dwarf Hedgehog Agave - A small agave that grows slowly to form symmetrical rosettes 6 to 10 inches tall and wide of narrow pale green spine-tipped leaves with tiny teeth along the margins that are more rough than sharp to the touch. With time new offsets form at the base from short rhizomes to create attractive tightly packed colonies. Occasionally a rosette will flower with a tall, sometimes crooked stalk, rising well above the foliage in late summer. The rosette of the flowering plant dies off but is quickly replaced by surrounding ones. An attractive and dramatic looking plant that is great as a container subject or planted in a rock garden or along a slope. There is certain amount of disagreement in agave circles about the valid name for this plant. Some consider it a variety or cultivar of Agave stricta while others suggest it a synonym for Agave petrophila, but side by side these two differ considerably with A. stricta 'Nana' having a narrower and much lighter green colored leaves. Habitat: Agave stricta is native to the Tehuacan Valley of southern Puebla and northern Oaxaca, in Mexico. Growing in 3 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 @ $13.00 each

   Agave victoria-reginae - It is endemic to the arid lower elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains in the state of Coahuila and south of Nuevo Leon in north-eastern Mexico (Huasteca canyon, Sierras de las Noas, Viesca,  and adjacent areas just south of Saltillo). It grows mainly in calcareous soil characterised by a desert or semi-desert environment and is found in profusion on the steep slopes and near vertical cliffs of the canyon walls where forms large colonies. It is often associated with Hechtia sp. a genus of bromeliads which we often found growing with cacti. While Agave victoria-reginae remains endangered in its native habitat, it has become very common in cultivation.It has been  named and described in honour of Queen Victoria of England by Thomas Moore. Growing in 6 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3, #4 @ $20.00 each

   Agave victoria-reginae forma "caespitosa" - A. Victoria-reginae is a very slow growing but tough and beautiful Agave. It is consider the to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. The caespitose form has smaller rosettes and form soon thick clusters up to 50 cm in diameter. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - with pups - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $15.00 each

   Agave victoria-reginae aureo marginata -  Is a very slow growing but tough and nice Agave. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. Variegation is yellow striping along the leaves. It forms individual slow growing rosettes eventually growing up to 45 cm in diameter-  Most plant are solitary, but some offset heavily. It seems to look nicer under a bit of shade cloth instead of in full, hot, blazing sun. It grows well from suckers and forms attractive specimens. This one has some scaring on two bottom leaves which will be shade in time. - Growing in a 8 inch bowl. - 1 lg @ $50.00 

   Agave victoria-reginae aureo marginata -  Is a very slow growing but tough and nice Agave. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. Variegation is yellow striping along the leaves. It forms individual slow growing rosettes eventually growing up to 45 cm in diameter-  Most plant are solitary, but some offset heavily. It seems to look nicer under a bit of shade cloth instead of in full, hot, blazing sun. It grows well from suckers and forms attractive specimens. - Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $18.00 each

   Agave victoriae-reginae compacta cream marginata Small, offsetting form of the Queen Victoria agave. Slow growing. May begin offsetting at about 5-6 inches or sooner. Growing in a 8 inch bowl. front & back photos - 1 lg @ $60.00

   Agave vilmoriniana - Octopus Agave - This is a crested form with very soft leaves and soft tiny teeth the edges. I got my start back in the early 1980's from NCS. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. - left to right - #1, #2, #3 @ $15.00 each

Manfreda

      Manfreda maculosa - Is a glabrous, rhizomatous, perennial with a medium-sized basal rosette of fleshy green or purple-mottled leaves and clusters freely to make many rosettes. The flowers are scented creamy-yellow or white.Manfreda maculosa are summer growing plants that go dormant in winter, they restart to grow in spring, as long as they are planted in a well-drained spot where winter rains will not rot the roots. Origin and Habitat: USA - Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico-Nuevo Leon, Hidalgo, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz. Growing in 6 inch pots. #1, #2 @ $20.00 each

X Mangave

  X Mangave 'Bloodspot' is a Japanese-created hybrid of Agave macroacantha and an unknown manfreda species. This elegant plant makes a 1' tall x 15" wide rosette of 8" long x 1" wide narrow glaucous leaves, which are heavily spotted with cranberry red splotches and edged in tiny, bright red teeth. Growing in 6 inch pots. - #1, #2, #3 @ $28.00 each

   X Mangave 'Blood Spot' - This plant by J & J Cactus and Succulents and it's beautiful 10" x 5" pot by Potter Carl Wicherm. For sale at the greenhouse only. 1 @ $100.00

   X Mangave 'Macho Macha' - This gorgeous plant is an intergeneric hybrid (nothogenus) between Manfreda variegata and (possibly) Agave celsii (syn.: Agave mitis) with the best traits of both parents, but some believe it may be a tetraploid mutation of Manfreda variegata (or even an hybrid beetween Manfreda jaliscana and Agave scabra). The plant seems originated from seeds collected by Mr. Carl Schoenfeld from a plant of Manfreda variegata grown in Mexico that it had probably crossed in the wild with a nearby plant of Agave celsii. Succulent, thick, rubbery (softer than an agave with bristles that are not sharp), 30-45 cm long by 7-10 cm wide, glaucous-grey-green washed in lavender in sun, densely covered with small iron-purple to coffee-colored spots that are crowded toward the tip of the leaves where the entire surface is a brown-purple colour. The contrast of colours is most prominent when plants are grown outside exposed to the sun and intensifies in cold weather or drought stress. Growing in a 6 x 6 x 8 pot. #1 lg  @ $35.00

   X Mangave 'Macho Macha' - Growing in 6 inch pots. #1, #2, #3 @ $15.00 each
 

 

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