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Cow's Horn Agave

Cow's Horn Agave

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: yellowish-green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Cow's Horn Agave, scientifically named Agave bovicornuta, is a striking succulent native to Mexico. This agave is noted for its large, imposing rosettes of spiny leaves and its impressive flowering spikes. It is a popular choice in landscaping for its dramatic appearance and drought tolerance.

One of the most distinctive features of the Cow's Horn Agave is its large, curved leaves, which resemble the horns of a cow, hence the name. The leaves are a deep green color and feature prominent red or brown spines along the margins and at the tips. These leaves form a dense rosette, giving the plant a sculptural and imposing presence.

Cow's Horn Agave produces a tall flower spike that can reach heights of up to 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters). The spike bears numerous yellowish-green flowers, which are attractive to pollinators like bees and hummingbirds. This flowering typically occurs when the plant is mature, after which the main rosette dies but is often replaced by new offshoots or "pups."

This agave species is well-suited for use in rock gardens, xeriscaped areas, and as a focal point in landscape designs. Due to its large size and sharp spines, it should be planted in areas where it won't pose a hazard to people or pets.

Cow's Horn Agave thrives in well-drained soil and requires full sun exposure. It is extremely drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for water-efficient landscaping in arid and semi-arid regions.

Overall, the Cow's Horn Agave is appreciated for its unique leaf shape, dramatic flowering event, and adaptability to challenging environments. Its architectural form and low maintenance needs make it a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers looking to add a dramatic and exotic touch to their outdoor spaces.

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