Agave zebra Gentry

Because of its extremely heavy cross-zoned leaves one of the really attractive Agaves. Can become mediumsized to large with adequate keeping. Prefers a rocky and dry place with good drainage. In full sun this plant pays tribute to its name

© Julia Etter & Martin Kristen

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Basic Data

Subgenus

Agave

Section

Marmoratae

Diameter

up to 160cm

Inflorescence

250-400cm

Flower Color

yellow

Flowering Time

May - June

Reproduction

suckers, seed

Common Name

Mezcal lechuguilla


Natural Location

Occurrence

Sonora

 

Very rocky locations in limestone massifs with good drainage. Very windy, full sun. Young plants grow in the shadow of bushes


Remarks

Geographically very remote member of the section "Marmoratae"

Difficult to cultivate outdoors in Central Europe



 

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Indoor Summer

Exposition

sunny

Watering

moderately


Indoor Winter

Temperature

keep over 6C / 43F

Soil

keep moderately moist


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