• Agave horrida ssp horrida

Agave horrida ssp horrida

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Quick Overview

  • Stunning symmetrical rosette
  • Glossy green foliage
  • Good drainage
  • Protect in winter
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Description

Agave horrida ssp horrida is a highly ornamental fast-growing Agave that forms a beautiful symmetrical rosette with rigid stubby oblanceolate leaves that are a very attractive glossy green in colour and often have a very faint paler central stripe. It has a dark terminal spine and dark marginal toothy spines that turn a papery white with age and closer to the growing centre of the rosette. It comes from high altitude at elevations of 2100-2400m in Central Mexico, growing on rocky slopes, volcanic rocks and lava fields northeast of Cuernavaca, Morelos and can also be found in San Luis Potosi, Veracruz and Puebla.

It is an exceptionally beautiful Agave and not really horrid at all although with its very stiff and solid leaf structure it's not the kind of plant you would want to sit on by accident!

During the summer growing season it doesn't seem to mind lots of water and growth is rapid. Because of its fast-growing nature it is a very rewarding Agave to grow and is ideal for containers as it reaches only about 1m in size. It is hardy to about -5C and if grown outdoors should be protected with a rain sheet and several layers of fleece. If grown in a container it can be brought in to a glasshouse for the winter although fleecing is still a very sensible precaution during extreme weather.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Agavoideae
Synonyms Agave artichaut, Agave desmetiana, Agave gilbeyi, Agave grandidentata, Agave horrida var. gilbeyi, Agave horrida var. laevior, Agave horrida var. latifrons, Agave horrida var. macrodonta, Agave horrida var. maigretiana, Agave horrida var. micracantha, Agave horrida var. monstruosa, Agave horrida var. recurvispina, Agave horrida var. viridis, Agave killischkii, Agave maigretiana, Agave regeliana, Agave regelii, Agave triangularis var. rigidissima
Geographical Origin Central Mexico: Morelos, San Luis Potosi, Puebla, Veracruz
Cultivation Full sun. Sheltered aspect. A very free-draining substrate: a raised bed is ideal if grown outdoors. Also excellent for container cultivation. Must have perfect drainage if grown outdoors although takes large amounts of water in summer
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Down to about -5C. Protect with a several layers of fleece during colder weather. A rainsheet is sensible if grown outdoors. Mulch with several inches of rock and shingle

Agave horrida ssp horrida

Mexcalmetl
Size: ex 10cm pot

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price: £8.99

  • Buy 2 for £8.50 each and save 6%
  • Buy 4 for £8.25 each and save 9%
  • Buy 6 for £7.99 each and save 12%
  • Buy 8 for £7.75 each and save 14%
  • Buy 10 for £7.50 each and save 17%
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