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Agave titanota
Scientific Name: Agave titanota Gentry
Synonym:
Family: Agavaceae
Agave  titanota
Agave titanota at the Desert Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 25F (-3C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca)

Growth Habits: Mostly solitary rosette, up to 30 inches in diameter (75 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds


There are at least two different looking types of Agave that are shown as Agave titanota. The first picture taken at the Desert Botanical Garden shows one type that seems to be the one described by Gentry. The second picture was taken at the New York Botanical Garden and is probably an impostor.

Agave 'titanota' in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April

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