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Agave Marmorata

Agave Marmorata

Regular price $42.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Agave Marmorata is known for its large size and dramatic presence. It forms a massive rosette of wide, fleshy leaves that are bluish-green to gray-green in color, often with a marbled appearance. The leaves are edged with sharp spines and end in a terminal spine, making it a striking but potentially hazardous plant if not placed carefully.

Native to Mexico, particularly in rocky and arid regions, this agave is well adapted to harsh, dry environments. Its drought tolerance and large size make it an excellent choice for xeriscaping, large rock gardens, and as an architectural statement in spacious landscapes. Due to its size, it is less commonly used in container gardening.

Agave Marmorata requires minimal maintenance once established. It thrives in well-drained soils and needs only occasional watering, especially during prolonged dry periods. Full sun exposure is ideal for this agave, as it helps the plant develop its best color and form.

The flowering of Agave Marmorata is a rare and spectacular event. When it blooms, the plant produces a very tall flower spike, which can be several feet high, adorned with yellow flowers. This bloom attracts a variety of pollinators and marks the end of the plant's life cycle. However, before dying, it typically produces offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, Agave Marmorata's imposing size and marbled leaf pattern make it a majestic and noteworthy addition to any garden, particularly in areas that mimic its native desert habitat. Its ability to make a bold statement, combined with its low water needs, makes it a valuable plant for creating a visually impactful and water-wise landscape.

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