Agave 'Celsii'

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Type: Plants

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Mitis Agave

Family

Agavaceae

Native

Mexico.

Description

Agave Celsii or Agave Mitis forms rosettes of blue-green to yellow-green, fleshy leaves up to 2 feet long. The leaves have soft brown spines not nearly as imposing as those of other agaves.The flowering stalk is up to 8 feet tall, with the flowers closely appressed against the stem forming a narrow column much more compact than most other species of the genus. Flowers are green, each up to 2.4 inches long .

Environment

Agaves need full sun and gritty soil that percolates easily. They can even do quite well when potted but use an unglazed clay pot that will allow evaporation of excess moisture.

Water needs are moderate to light depending upon the heat of the season but the plants should be allowed to dry out before irrigation

In growing season they benefit from the application of a granulated time release fertilizer that will provide nutrient to the plant.

Landscape Uses

Strong accent, focal point for desert gardens; oasis and xeric landscape design themes. Great for use around desert and oasis ramadas and patios. Often effectively used in mass or groups spaced at 5 to 6 feet on center.


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