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Squid Agave
Scientific Name: Agave bracteosa S. Wats. ex Engelm.
Family: Agavaceae
Squid Agave (Agave  bracteosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18F (-8C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Keep in light shade in summer in Phoenix to prevent yellowing

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon)

Growth Habits: Solitary or clumping rosette, up to 18 inches in diameter (45 cm), 6 feet tall inflorescence (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Suckers, seeds

Agave bracteosa leaf tips are soft.

Blooming Habits:
The Agave bracteosa does not die after blooming, contrarily to most other Agaves. The inflorescence is a spike of creamy yellow flowers, coming in early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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