Jun 072018
 

Agave geminiflora Photo © Bulleen Art & Garden

Agave geminiflora

Very popular in the nursery, this one always attracts comments from customers. Agave geminiflora is a symmetrical and architectural succulent with long narrow leaves tipped with a spine and edged with fine white curling filaments. Tough and drought tolerant. Will cope with full sun to half shade, but it needs good drainage. After 10 years or so it reaches around 80cm in diameter and will then send up twin flower spikes – sometimes up to 2.5m tall. They are very dramatic, but signal the end of the life of that plant – however, often the plant will set small pups around the edges, and these can be used to replace the original plant.

Agave geminiflora Photo © Bulleen Art & Garden

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