Plant ID forum: Green Agave for ID

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 18, 2016 11:16 AM CST
This Agave was given to me some time ago as young pup, it is now big and beautiful, but I still don't know it's name, I hope someone can help.
It is yellow green and winter hardy.
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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Jan 19, 2016 4:50 PM CST
It looks like Agave desmetiana to me. It's hardy to 25F but of course sometimes the information is wrong on that.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 19, 2016 7:02 PM CST
Thank you Dee, very kind of you to answer my question, I will check out Agave desmetiana. Smiling Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 20, 2016 8:05 AM CST
I have looked and Agave desmetiana matches mine in color and form, but the edges are smooth while mine has
spines along the edges.
Could this be a green form of Agave americana? It looks just like it except for the color.
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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Jan 20, 2016 1:25 PM CST
There are versions of A. desmettiana that have teeth, but that said, the leaves and the openness of the rosette look wrong for Agave desmettiana, as does the terminal spine, which are not that gigantic in A. desmettianas I have seen.

I do not have a real good alternative ID to suggest, one guess: it could be a really floppy A. salmiana, how much sun does it get?


Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 20, 2016 4:03 PM CST
It gets about half day of sun, thank you for your response. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Feb 4, 2016 7:31 AM CST
I sure would like to get this I.D. resolved, and also to find out if it is a Texas native agave. Smiling
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