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Dwarf Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana

SKU
02742
Bold, upright curled leaves make this a focal point in the landscape either in the ground or a large container. Mass for greater effect. Leaves do not have teeth. Provide some shade in the low desert. Evergreen.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee de-smet-ee-AY-na
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Xeric
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsHens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Agastache (Agastache); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Provide a well drained soil away from reflected heat. After establishment, can tolerate drought, but looks best with regular watering during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering but new suckers from below the rosette perpetuate the plant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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