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Swayback
Nov 7, 2013 8:29 PM CST
I've had this guy a couple years now.
I think the key to it ID is the lateral spines, they are unusually curved, the pictures are rough but I think they are clear enough to show it, it may be more clear in the imprints the leave in other leaves.
What's not visible is the very rough texture of the leaves, it's some of the roughest I've felt on an agave! I'm not that experienced with them tho...
It's not a fast grower, but not super slow.
It's rather slow to offset, but does manage atleast one or 2 a year, they are a slow to establish after splitting off.
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Nov 8, 2013 8:21 AM CST
This looks like an Agave potatorum that is growing in less than optimal light. I had one that looked just like yours, then I moved it into full sun, and it now looks like this...


edited to add…this is a pic. of my plant before...



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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
Nov 8, 2013 10:14 AM CST
Defiantly not potatorum!

I'm rather familiar with that species.
I've got a variegated form and a plain blue form of potatorum.
They are more of a ball shape, producing numerous short wide leaves, with a very short tapered point to the leaf and a much more fine terminal spine.

My plant has certainly not experienced too little sun in the time I've had it!
It roasts in full sun all day, up until 2 weeks ago, when I drug it in, the color on the fresh growth in the 3rd pic is a little yellow tho...
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2013 11:09 AM CST
From your description of "imprints" in the leaves, how about A. cupreata? http://www.succulentguide.com/cactus/?genus=Agave&species=cu...

edited to add: If it is A. cupreata, we currently have no photo's in the database; *hint* *hint*: Agave (Agave cupreata)
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Nov 8, 2013 11:55 AM CST
Good hit Lin!

Sorry, mine was ID'd as potatorum, and I thought yours looked like mine. Shrug! I wonder if mine really is A. potatorum…hmmm.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2013 1:15 PM CST
LOL, it's just a wild guess on my part ... I'm so NOT good at comparing photo's and there are always lots of misidentifications out there on the web.
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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
Nov 8, 2013 6:58 PM CST
I'd say your plant is potatorum!
It's known as the butterfly agave for the distinct leaf shape.
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
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