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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 - #5a, #6a, #7a, #8a @ $15.00 each

        Agave applanata 'Cream Spike' - Long misrepresented in horticulture 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, color and sizes of its leaves and spines. It shoots off pups/offsets readily as the mother plant matures. Growing in a 6 inch pot. - front & top photos -  Plus offsets. - #1pa @ $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 broad central 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 6 inch pots. - left to right - #1am, #2am, #3am @ $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 color 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. Will take a light frost. - Growing in 6 inch pots. - #1g @ $25.00 - 5 in stock. Buy all 5 @ $15.00 each

     Agave inthmensis mediopicta able - Colorful very small dwarf like plant. Will make nice clumps of rosettes. Nursery cultivar. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pots. - front & top photos - left to right - #1ima, #2ima, #3ima @ $18.00 each

   Agave inthmensis 'Ohi-Raijin' Nice little dwarf plant. Makes a nice clump of rossetts. Nursery cultivar. Growing in a 3 1/2 inch pot. - #1ior @ $13.00

   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. - #1m @ $30.00 Sold

     Agave macrocantha marginata 'Powder Blue' - Rarely offed. It's a 10 to 16 inch powdery blue rosettes with a creamy margins on the outer edge of the leaves. And 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 a 6 inch pot. - front & top photos - #1mv @ $65.00

   Agave macrocantha marginata 'Powder Blue' - Rarely offed. It's a 10 to 16 inch powdery blue rosettes with a creamy margins on the outer edge of the leaves. And 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 a 6 inch pot. - front & top photos - #2mv @ $65.00

   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 6 inch pots. - left to right - #1n, #2n, #3n @ $20.00 each #2n Sold

   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. #1sp @ $15.00 each

   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 8 inch pot with pups. #1p @ $50.00 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 - #1pk, #2pk, #3pk @ $18.00 each

    Agave pumila multi-headed - 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 - #1mh, #2mh, #3mh. #4mh @ $18.00 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 characterized 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 honor of Queen Victoria of England by Thomas Moore. Growing in 6 inch pot. - front & top photos - #1vr @ $30.00

   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 characterized 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 honor of Queen Victoria of England by Thomas Moore. Growing in 6 inch pot. - front & top photos - #2vr @ $30.00

   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 characterized 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 honor of Queen Victoria of England by Thomas Moore. Growing in 6 inch pot. - front & top photos - #3vr @ $30.00

   Agave victoria-reginae alba marginata -  It is a beautiful very slow growing but tough and nice variegated form of the Agave victoriae-reginae with tapered deep green leaves whose smooth and spineless leaf margins are edged with broad white bands and tipped with a small terminal spine. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. Nursery cultivar. Growing in a 6 inch pot. - front & back photos - #1vrw @ $185.00 Sold

       Agave victoria-reginae alba marginata - It is a beautiful very slow growing but tough and nice variegated form of the Agave victoriae-reginae with tapered deep green leaves whose smooth and spineless leaf margins are edged with broad white bands and tipped with a small terminal spine. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable species. Nursery cultivar. Growing in a 14" x 14" tree flat. - front, front top, back, & back top photos - Email me @ Cactibud@cox.net for price and more information if you are interested in buying this plant. Sold

    Agave victoria-reginae aurea 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. Nursery cultivar. Growing in 3 1/2 inch pot with offsets. - front & back photos - #1svrv @ $35.00 Sold 

   Agave victoria-reginae aurea 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. Nursery cultivar. Growing in a 8 inch pot with offsets. - front & top photos - #1vrv @ $80.00

   Agave victoria-reginae aurea 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. Nursery cultivar. Growing in a 12 inch hex pot. - front, top & back photos - Email me @ Cactibud@cox.net for price and more information if you are interested in buying this plant. Sold

   Agave vilmoriniana crest/monstrose - This is a crested form with very soft leaves and soft tiny teeth along the edges. I got my start back in the early 1980's from NCS. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots. - #1vc @ $18.00

   Agave vilmoriniana crest/monstrose - This is a crested form with very soft leaves and soft tiny teeth along the edges. I got my start back in the early 1980's from NCS. Growing in 6 inch pot. - front & back photos - #1lgvc @ $35.00

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