Agave (Agave oteroi 'Lanky Wanky') in the Agaves Database

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Also sold as:
Tower of Babel

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 21, 2020 10:39 PM

Small monstrose agave, branching at the base or above, which grows as a crested plant with a high potential for reversion. The gnarly teeth place it in the vicinity of the recently described Agave oteroi, but it is smaller than the former "FO-076 Sierra Mixteca", with more of a distinct stem (taller than wide at maturity) thus the names "Lanky Wanky", "Tower (of Babel)" and "Stacker". The crested form roots rapidly and is fast growing (for a crest) when established.

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