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Agave Guinengola

Agave Guinengola

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: creamy white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave Guiengola is known for its large, dramatic rosettes of wide, pale blue-green leaves. The leaves are thick, fleshy, and often have a powdery coating, with smooth margins and a terminal spine. This agave's unique color and broad, sculptural leaves make it a stunning choice for ornamental landscaping.

Native to the rocky cliffs and slopes of Oaxaca, Mexico, Agave Guiengola is adapted to dry, hot conditions. It is drought-tolerant and thrives in well-drained soil, making it an ideal plant for xeriscaping and Mediterranean-style gardens. Despite its preference for full sun, it can handle some shade, which can be beneficial in extremely hot climates to prevent sunburn.

This species is relatively slow-growing but can become quite large, making it a striking focal point in the garden. It is also suitable for container gardening, where its impressive form can be more contained and highlighted. In addition to its visual appeal, Agave Guiengola is also known for its low maintenance needs, requiring minimal care once established.

The flowering of Agave Guiengola is an infrequent event, but when it occurs, it is spectacular. The plant produces a tall, vertical spike that can tower above the foliage, adorned with clusters of creamy-white flowers. This bloom attracts various pollinators and adds an extra layer of beauty to the plant's display. After flowering, the main plant typically dies, but it often produces offsets or "pups" around its base, which can be replanted to propagate new plants.

Agave Guiengola's combination of size, unique leaf color, and form, along with its ease of care, makes it a highly desirable plant for gardeners looking to add an exotic and dramatic touch to their landscapes.

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