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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2017 9:59 AM CST
I've had this plant for about 10 years now, and this is the first bloom stalk it's put up.I'm hoping it's not a monocarpic one! I have no idea what color the blooms will be, but I'm betting they will be white or yellow. This one has never put out any offsets, which is sad, because it's a beauty of a plant. What is it?





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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Apr 8, 2017 11:35 AM CST

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Looks like an agave, most likely a terminal bloom. There are a few small filiferous agaves (check the various options) but it could be a compact solitary form of Agave multifilifera. Very pretty plant! It looks perfect. Enjoy the show, whatever the plant may be. Thumbs up Pics, please. Smiling
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2017 11:40 AM CST
Sorry about that. It probably is an agave. I'll check those out. I sure wasn't finding it in any of the yucca pages. I sure hope it's not terminal! I need some babies if that's the case. It seems to love it in the shelter of the house here in NM. It has been covered in snow and didn't even blink.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2017 11:51 AM CST
I've checked the Agave multifilifera. It's close, but most pics of it look a bit larger and more leathery. This one is very delicate and a very slow grower. I've really been hoping for some offsets, but nothing has happened in over 10 years. It was about the size of a golf ball when I planted it, and now it's a bit larger than a basketball.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Apr 8, 2017 12:20 PM CST

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Here is a form of multifilifera that was going out a few years ago under the name "Cardos compacta"... just to give you some idea of the range of the plant. It's about the size of a grapefruit.

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2017 12:30 PM CST
That one still looks larger and more sturdy than mine. I am so excited, though. I went out to check it again, and lifted up the back part of the plant, and there is an offset about the size of a baseball! If it dies, all isn't lost. I'm also bummed because we have to leave again for at least a week, and I don't want to miss the blooms. I may have to set up a camera so we can see it long distance. I have a camera in my greenhouse so I can see things that happen while we're gone.
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Apr 8, 2017 12:42 PM CST

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Yucca nana?
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2017 12:53 PM CST
Bingo! That definitely looks like it. I saw this page with some other info on it.

http://navigate.botanicgardens...

The catalogue of Life says it's a synonym for Yucca harrimaniae Trel. I guess that is where it will go in the database for now, if you agree.
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Apr 8, 2017 12:55 PM CST

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Yeah I'm not sure about the right name. There is a database entry for Yucca nana here.



The plant has interesting tuberous roots, should you ever happen to be digging around it. Not at all what I expected from a plant that size.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2017 1:00 PM CST
I think that database entry probably needs to be changed to Yucca harrimaniae

http://www.catalogueoflife.org...

I don't think I'll check the roots! Rolling on the floor laughing I will see if I can find some pics of them. Thanks!
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