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Texas Tuberose
Scientific Name: Agave maculosa Hook.
Synonym: Polianthes maculosa, Manfreda maculosa
Family: Agavaceae
Texas Tuberose (Agave  maculosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 8-10

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade

Origin: USA (southern Texas), northeastern Mexico

Growth Habits: Succulent clumping rosettes, 12 inches tall and wide (30 cm); fleshy leaves with purple spots

Watering Needs: Little water, tolerates abundant water

Propagation: Offsets

Texas Tuberose (Agave  maculosa)

Blooming Habits:
Crean color flowers, aging light purple on a tall spikes in the summer

Fruiting Habits:

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