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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 2-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Inflorescence Height: 10-14 feet
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
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: Other: Bulbils
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Whale's Tongue Agave
  • Maguey Noga
  • Century Plant
  • Maguey

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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 27, 2020 5:57 PM concerning plant:
    Ornamental solitary, glaucous agave from high altitudes in northeastern Mexico. Rosettes may reach 3-4 feet wide. Leaves are wide, with nice curvature (concave on the upper surface, sometimes with wrinkles or waves).

    This plant was originally collected and distributed under the name "Noah" in the late 19th century, then considered part of two other species, before being elevated to species status in 2002. It is found in northern Nuevo León, where it is called "noga" locally (presumably the name "Noah" is a corruption of this common name). Similar to A. havardiana and A. parrasana. A number of named cultivars (including variegates) exist.

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