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Agave gigantensis
Scientific Name: Agave gigantensis Gentry
Synonym:
Family: Agavaceae
Agave  gigantensis Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mexico (Baja California Sur, Sierra de la Giganta)

Growth Habits: Solitary succulent rosette, 3 feet tall (1 m), 4 feet in spread (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer, little to none in winter

Propagation: Seeds


The Agave gigantensis is so named not because of its giant size, but because of the origin of the original specimens: Sierra de la Giganta (Mountain of the Giantess), in Baja California, Mexico. It is an attractive medium sized Agave, relatively rare in cultivation.

Blooming Habits:
The yellow flowers of the Agave gigantensis are organized in a 15 feet tall panicle (4.5 m).

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants: A gardener guide

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