Agave bovicornuta Gentry

Very attractive, mostly deep dark green, sometimes also yellowish-green Agave which is already beautiful when young. Planted out in the garden this Agave can become quite large and needs room. High altitude plant which tolerates big temperature differences. Prefers a shady place with lots of wind

© Julia Etter & Martin Kristen

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Basic Data

Subgenus

Agave

Section

Crenatae

Diameter

up to 200cm

Inflorescence

250-450cm

Flower Color

yellow

Flowering Time

February - April

Reproduction

seed

Common Name

Lechuguilla verde, Sapari, Sapuli, Noriba


Natural Location

Occurrence

Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa

 

Cooler highland areas, mostly growing in the shade of pine and oak forests. Mostly west-oriented and more humid places. In the full sun with a yellowish-green color


Remarks

Resembles Agave maximiliana. Is the northernmost species of the section "Crenatae"





 

Young

Adult

Inflorescence

Flower

Various

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Indoor Summer

Exposition

sunny to half shady

Watering

plenty


Indoor Winter

Temperature

keep over 6C / 43F

Soil

keep totally dry


Outdoor

Sun Tolerance

Hydration

Hardiness