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Maguey de Pulque

Maguey de Pulque

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Spread: 8-10 feet
Flower Color: greenish-yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Agave salmiana, or Maguey de Pulque, is known for its large, robust rosettes of broad, fleshy leaves. The leaves are a deep green color and are lined with sharp spines along the margins and a pointed terminal spine. This agave's size and striking appearance make it an imposing feature in any landscape.

Native to Mexico, Maguey de Pulque is an integral part of Mexican culture and history. It is famously used for the production of Pulque, a traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the agave plant. The plant is well-adapted to arid and semi-arid climates and is extremely drought-tolerant, making it suitable for xeriscaping and dry garden landscapes.

Due to its large size, Agave salmiana is best suited for spacious garden areas where it can spread out and make a dramatic statement. It's less commonly used in container gardening due to its expansive growth.

Maguey de Pulque is relatively low-maintenance, requiring well-drained soil and minimal watering. It thrives in full sun, which helps develop its robust form and deep green coloration.

The flowering of Maguey de Pulque is a rare and noteworthy event. When it flowers, the plant produces a very tall flower spike, sometimes towering several meters high, with clusters of greenish-yellow flowers that attract various pollinators. After flowering, the main plant typically dies but may produce offshoots or "pups" that can be replanted.

In summary, Maguey de Pulque is not only an attractive and drought-tolerant plant for landscaping but also a plant with rich cultural significance. Its use in traditional Mexican beverages and its striking appearance make it a valuable addition to gardens, especially in regions that can mimic its native desert environment.

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