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Cow Horn Agave, Lechuguilla Verde
Scientific Name: Agave bovicornuta Gentry
Family: Agavaceae
Cow Horn Agave, Lechuguilla Verde (Agave  bovicornuta) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10, 12-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 20F ( -8C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer, tends to become yellowish in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mountains of western Mexico (Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua)

Growth Habits: Solitary succulent rosette, fast growing up to 5 feet in diameter (150 cm), seldom bigger than 3 feet tall, 3 feet in diameter (90 cm) in Arizona

Watering Needs: Infrequent water

Propagation: Seeds

Cow Horn Agave, Lechuguilla Verde (Agave  bovicornuta)

Cultural Practices:
Tolerates poor soil and drought, but requires excellent drainage.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms only generally when the plant is 10 years old or more. The flower stalk is large (15 to 20 feet, 4.5 to 6 m), starting like an asparagus, but its flowers are inconspicuous. The plant then dies leaving suckers that grow into replacement plants.

Fruiting Habits:

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