Smooth Agave (Agave de-meesteriana 'Variegata') in the Agaves Database

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Botanical names:
Agave de-meesteriana Accepted
Agave desmetiana Synonym

Also sold as:
Agave desmettiana

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: The juice from many species of agave can cause acute contact dermatitis that produces reddening and blistering lasting approximately one to two weeks. Itching may recur up to a year later without a visible rash. Dried parts of the plants can be handled sa
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow in shallow pots with a well draining, sterile mix; 50/50 organic/inorganic of coarse perlite, pumice; sphagnum peat or good compost. Avoid manures. Irrigate from below. Provide bright, indirect light and a transparent cover to retain moisture.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Bulbils
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Show off your Agave pictures here. by Stush2019 Oct 14, 2018 7:16 AM 103
Agave give away by Stush2019 Jun 7, 2018 2:21 PM 23
Cactus and tender succulents chat by Baja_Costero Oct 19, 2018 10:23 AM 2,595
Plz help identify these plants?! by trinitydiane Nov 2, 2017 11:17 AM 4
two plants to recognize, thanks by qweqweyy Apr 30, 2017 12:37 PM 11
Cactus and tender succulents chat 2017 by Dutchlady1 Jan 1, 2018 2:23 PM 1,213
Happy crown agaves (Kissho Kan etc.) by Baja_Costero Jan 14, 2018 11:58 AM 4
Can anyone identify my succulents? by needabout350 Oct 22, 2016 8:13 AM 5
Agave survival in the Pacific Northwest by tcstoehr Apr 9, 2018 6:42 PM 115
ID needed: Agave? Aloe? Other? What species or cultivar? by csandt Jun 21, 2016 10:13 PM 24

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