Dwarf Agave

11 May

Dwarf Agave (Agave ocahui), evergreen succulent, 1-2 feet in height with a larger spread, blue green leaves, full sun to part shade, very drought tolerant, excellent container plant.

Agave ocahui tolerates harsh, reflected heat conditions, while providing a deep green, lush appearance. This native of Sonora, Mexico forms a tight symmetrical rosette of narrow, stiff, dark green leaves with smooth margins and sharp terminal spines. The un- branched flower stalk is 10 to 15 feet tall and is densely crowded with yellow flowers. As with most agaves this plant will expire and require replacement once it flowers. Plant in full sun and water sparingly to help maintain the tight, compact form. This species does not produce off- sets.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: