• Agave horrida ssp horrida

Agave horrida ssp horrida

Mexcalmetl
Size: ex 9cm pot

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Quick Overview

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

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 -2C but is best kept indoors in a cool glasshouse under fleece during the winter. It also makes a great houseplant or conservatory plant..

Customer Reviews

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Lovely plant Review by Philip
Very pleased with this agave. Has a lovely colouration and shape and sits in great with my collection. Recommended. (Posted on 15/09/2020)
Good plant Review by Andrew
Lovely compact plant well packaged (Posted on 12/07/2020)
I love it. I mean, I really love it. Review by Ferdinand
This one is mesmerising. The lush green of this agave makes it quite unlike others and the spines look very decorative.

I really love it and will have to get a mature one now too! (Posted on 17/11/2018)
Nice plant Review by Adam
Nice plant delivered promptly in good packaging (Posted on 23/08/2018)
Another Beauty Review by Jacqueline
Very healthy plant, incredibly well packaged. Was totally pot bound but now potted on into an old terracotta pot it looks just the business. (Posted on 18/02/2017)

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Agave horrida ssp horrida

Mexcalmetl
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £11.99

Special Price: £10.99

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