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Smooth Edge Agave

Smooth Edge Agave

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 3-4 feet
Flower Color: yellow or orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave desmettiana is distinct for its smooth-edged leaves, which lack the sharp spines typically found on the margins of most agave species. The leaves are a vibrant green, sometimes with a yellow or creamy stripe running down the center, and end in a relatively soft terminal spine. This spineless nature makes it a safer choice for gardens where people or pets may come into close contact with the plant.

Native to Mexico, Smooth Edge Agave is adapted to arid and semi-arid climates. Its moderate size, attractive foliage, and spineless edges make it a popular choice for residential landscapes, rock gardens, and succulent gardens. It's also suitable for container gardening, adding a tropical and architectural element to patios and decks.

This agave species is low-maintenance, requiring well-drained soil and minimal watering once established. It thrives in full sun, which encourages robust growth and vibrant leaf coloration, but it can also tolerate partial shade, especially in hotter climates.

The flowering of Smooth Edge Agave is a significant event in its life cycle. The plant produces a tall flower spike, which can reach several feet in height, adorned with yellow or orange flowers. This blooming attracts various pollinators but also marks the end of the plant's lifespan. However, before dying, it often produces offsets or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, Agave desmettiana is an attractive, low-maintenance plant ideal for adding a touch of elegance to gardens. Its smooth edges, combined with its drought tolerance and striking appearance, make it a valuable addition to a variety of landscape designs focused on aesthetics and practicality.

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