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Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave


Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave (Agave attenuata - Fox Tail Agave)

This plant grows wild everywhere in Coastal California. It is pretty hardy but the least hardiest of the Agave species. And the leaves are not like other Agave...the leaves of this plant are soft and rubbery. I don't have any pictures of this plant blooming...most of the ones I see blooming now are along the freeways.



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If anyone wants to see what the flowers look like -- Google the botanical name and you'll get many pics.

30 Oct, 2008

 

this is georous...

30 Oct, 2008

 

Sandra,

I'm glad you liked it.

This is just a small plant...these plants grow to almost 6 feet tall with large 3 foot leaves, and when they flower the woody stem doesn't die--it branches. It is very different from other Agave species.

30 Oct, 2008

 

very symmetrical and nice...

30 Oct, 2008

 

Delonix1 ~
I saw the swan's neck flower.
Is that how it would bloom on the plant above?

30 Oct, 2008

 

I wish we could grow these, There Stunning..

30 Oct, 2008

 

This plant generally grows as a large clump...they can trained, with a lot of work, to just one trunk. It makes them look a little neater. I will take a picture of my across the street neighbor's many plants. They cut down many of these plants and offered me some...I said thanks, but no thanks. LOL.

I don't know how long it takes for these plants to bloom...all I know is I see some blooming in fall every year.

31 Oct, 2008



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