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Jun 2, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Name: Harold
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my wife bought this for me a while ago because she thought it was the same plant my daughter has, and it is several times larger, but never produced a pup, and she doesn't know a name for it. the only id on the pot my wife bought said it was an aloe.
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Jun 2, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Name: Stefan
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An agave, stricta perhaps?
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Jun 2, 2018 4:21 PM CST
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I used to spot these at Lowes, Exotic Angel would sell them. I haven't seen one in years. Now that I want one. Grumbling

According to their website (Costa Farms purchased EA), it's Agave geminiflora.

http://www.costafarms.com/plan...
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Jun 2, 2018 4:25 PM CST
Name: Karen
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That's what I was going to say! I had one outdoors in AZ for about 8 years, but it bloomed and died with no pups. Sighing!
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Jun 2, 2018 4:28 PM CST
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plantmanager said:That's what I was going to say! I had one outdoors in AZ for about 8 years, but it bloomed and died with no pups. Sighing!


What?! What a let down!
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Jun 2, 2018 4:52 PM CST
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Yes, geminiflora is usually solitary and a multiannual (dying after flowering). The one here has not made any offsets but it has not flowered yet. A. geminiflora also usually has marginal hairs, but the one here does not. The leaves on geminiflora are usually longer and more flexible than stricta or striata, which are so close together that I can't really tell young plants apart. We saw a bunch of strictas and striatas in central Mexico and they are really nice looking plants in old age, especially as they tend to make axial branches (like the one here has already done after flowering).

So to resolve geminiflora from stricta/striata, judge by size and leaf flexibility, and usually the presence of marginal hairs. To resolve stricta from striata, don't ask me. Smiling There are some excellent details in Greg Starr's agave book where you can learn more about the ins and outs.

I hesitate to try to identify the agave in the original post because it appears to be getting less light than I give my plants. It's probably stricta or striata if I had to guess. Bend the leaves and see if they are flexible.
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Jun 2, 2018 5:34 PM CST
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I guess I won't be purchasing an A. geminiflora then. Sad
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Jun 2, 2018 7:13 PM CST
Name: Karen
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I never got another one, Hamwild. I had splurged on a 5 gallon sized plant, and when it didn't pup or last, it was enough for me. I love them to at least put out pups before they succumb.
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Jun 2, 2018 7:31 PM CST
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It's a nice plant regardless. The symmetry is undisturbed without offsets. Smiling Maybe it even has some advantages. It comes from a place with a lot of rainfall compared to most agave habitat (40-50 inches annually) and probably would do better in a place with a lot of rain, compared to stricta or striata anyway (whose habitat receives half or a quarter as much). Agave geminiflora is a long lived plant (by my standards) having been in the ground for 8 years without a hint of flowering, whereas the stricta that went in at the same time flowered last year. Both pictured here.

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Jun 2, 2018 7:32 PM CST
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I may have to try a Stricta in AZ.
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Jun 2, 2018 8:27 PM CST
Name: Harold
Bay St Louis, MS (Zone 9a)
my wife did purchase it at Lowes, thanks for all the replies
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Jun 3, 2018 8:36 AM CST
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For those who are upset that something didn't reproduce vegetatively, why not collect seeds? If you want several years for a bloom, waiting several more for seeds to grow is not that much of a stretch.
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