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King Ferdinand Agave

King Ferdinand Agave

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1.5-2.5 feet
Flower Color: yellowish
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


King Ferdinand Agave, or Agave nickelsiae, is a compact and symmetrical succulent that stands out for its ornamental qualities. Its leaves are a striking bluish-green, thick, and fleshy, with a powdery or waxy coating. This coating aids in water conservation, making the plant well-suited to arid environments. The edges of the leaves are lined with decorative white spines, and the leaf tips are accented with a darker, typically black spine.

Native to Northeastern Mexico, this agave species is drought-tolerant and thrives in well-drained soils, making it an ideal choice for xeriscaping. It's also a popular container plant due to its manageable size and striking appearance. Full sun exposure is necessary for the plant to maintain its health and vibrant coloration.

King Ferdinand Agave is a slow grower but offers long-lasting appeal in any landscape, particularly in Mediterranean or desert-like climates. Care should be taken in its placement due to the spiny nature of its leaves. The plant's bloom is a rare event, featuring a tall stalk with bright yellow flowers that attract pollinators. After flowering, the plant typically dies, but it often leaves behind offshoots that can be replanted.

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