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Botanical names:
Agave geminiflora Accepted
Dracaena boscii Synonym
Agave angustissima Synonym

Also sold as:
Agave boscii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
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
Offsets
Other: Bulbils
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Monocarpic

Twin-Flowerd Agave (Agave geminiflora)

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 25, 2018 6:52 PM

Distinctive solitary agave from tropical Mexico with many long, narrow, flexible leaves that may or may not have thread-bearing shredding margins. Selected forms, some named, are available in cultivation. Leaves may develop reddish highlights in the sun. Drought tolerant, but from an area with relatively high rainfall, thus probably more water-tolerant than many agaves.

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