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Agave Guadalajarana

Agave Guadalajarana

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Agave Guadalajarana is a striking succulent native to Mexico, specifically around the Jalisco area near Guadalajara, which is reflected in its name. This species forms a large, dense rosette of blue-green to gray-green leaves. The leaves are broad, somewhat fleshy, and have pronounced teeth along their margins and a sharp terminal spine. The architectural quality of its leaf structure makes it a dramatic choice for landscaping.

Adapted to dry, rocky environments, Agave Guadalajarana is highly drought-tolerant, making it an ideal candidate for xeriscaping or arid garden settings. It requires well-drained soil and minimal water once established. This agave is also an excellent choice for large containers, where its substantial size and sculptural form can be showcased.

In terms of care, Agave Guadalajarana is relatively low-maintenance. It thrives in full sun, where it can develop its best color and form, but it needs protection from extreme cold. If planted in regions with harsh winters, it should be brought indoors or provided with adequate cold protection.

The flowering of Agave Guadalajarana is a rare and spectacular event. The plant sends up a tall, impressive flower spike that can reach several feet in height, adorned with attractive yellow flowers. This event attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees and birds. After flowering, the main plant typically dies but often leaves behind offsets or "pups" that can be replanted to continue its legacy in the garden.

Overall, Agave Guadalajarana is a majestic and robust plant, perfect for adding a touch of exotic elegance and drama to any garden setting, particularly in areas that mimic its native habitat conditions.

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