Plant ID forum: Century Plant (Agave potatorum 'Kissho Kan')

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Feb 23, 2012 3:36 PM CST
The daggers on the tip of each leaf could be considered Lethal Weapons!!............... You don't want to tangle with this plant.

Thought it could be an Agave.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 3:39 PM CST
It is an agave indeed, and a very beautiful one. Let me go look up the name.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 3:40 PM CST
I'm pretty sure it is Agave parryi 'Cream Spike'
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Feb 23, 2012 3:53 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty! I tip my hat to you.

I just got a call back from the nursery that sold it to me (tag fell off) and they said it is 'Kissho Kan'. Does that sound like it?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 4:11 PM CST
Agave potatorum 'Kisso Kan' was one of the other options I considered, so - yes!! Great plant!!
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Feb 23, 2012 4:19 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty! Smiling

I just hope it doesn't spear a hummer or some other unsuspecting passerby! Hilarious!

Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 23, 2012 4:22 PM CST

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It won't hurt the plant to snip off the sharp points. Just cut off the very tip and it's just like trimming fingernails.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Feb 23, 2012 4:25 PM CST
Thanks, Dave! Thumbs up

I will do that! Smiling
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 23, 2012 5:07 PM CST
I agree, I do that too!

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