Vizcaino Agave (Agave vizcainoensis) in the Agaves Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
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 by submerging in water to 1/2 height of pot. Provide bright, indirect light and a
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Bulbils
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Monocarpic

Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Nov 5, 2019 7:45 PM

Baja California endemic agave from the VizcaĆ­no Desert with few, glaucous gray or green leaves. Glaucous plants may bear striking bud imprints. Solitary or offsetting. Rosettes reach about 2-3 feet wide. Described by Gentry in 1978, and classified by Gentry under the Deserticolae, with a branched inflorescence and a long floral tube. The VizcaĆ­no receives about 2-4 inches of rain, mostly in the winter.

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