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Scientific Name: Agave polianthes J.Thiede & U.Eggli
Synonym: Polianthes tubulata, Polianthes gracilis, Polianthes tuberosa
Family: Agavaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 9-12

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Unknown in the wild, possibly from the state of Jalisco in Mexico

Growth Habits: Succulent rosettes with tuberous roots

Watering Needs: Regular water during growth period, prefers acid soil

Propagation: Divide clumps, purchase dormant roots

There are a number of cultivars, 'The Pearl' a double-flowered form is one commonly available.

Blooming Habits:
Strongly fragrant waxy white flowers on 3 feet tall spikes.

Fruiting Habits:

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