Agave colorata Gentry

One of the most difficult to cultivate Agaves since the conditions at its location are hard to imitate. Prefers a stony soil with good drainage. In full sun with an attractive cross-zoning. Grows very slowly

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Basic Data

Subgenus

Agave

Section

Ditepalae

Diameter

up to 120cm

Inflorescence

150-250cm

Flower Color

yellow

Flowering Time

January - March

Reproduction

suckers, seed

Common Name

Mezcal ceniza


Natural Location

Occurrence

Sonora, Sinaloa

 

Volcanic rocks in hot and dry zone. South-oriented locations with heavily cross-banded plants, north-oriented plants less intensively colored. Hard to imitate


Remarks

The plants in the mountains just north of Guaymas, Sonora, are also Agave colorata, not Agave fortiflora as mistakenly written by Gentry





 

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Various

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Indoor Summer

Exposition

sunny

Watering

moderately


Indoor Winter

Temperature

keep over 12C / 54F

Soil

keep moderately moist


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Hardiness