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Molded Wax Agave
Scientific Name: Echeveria agavoides Lemaire
Synonym: Cotyledon agavoides, Urbinia agavoides, Echeveria yuccoides, Echeveria obscura
Family: Crassulaceae
Molded Wax Agave (Echeveria  agavoides)
Echeveria agavoides at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 10-11

Heat Tolerance: Problematic in summer in Phoenix, afternoon shade

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosi)

Growth Habits: Clumping, succulent rosettes, up to 8 inches in diameter (20 cm)

Watering Needs: Plenty of water in spring and summer, little or none in winter. Needs good drainage

Propagation: Leaf cuttings, offsets, seeds

Echeveria agavoides has 2 more known cultivars, 'Lipstick' has red leaf edge, and 'Ebony' has dark brown edges. It is often solitary, growing offsets only slowly or not at all. Give it enough root space for optimum growth.

Molded Wax Agave (Echeveria  agavoides)

Blooming Habits:
Pinkish red flowers in summer, on an inflorescence 20 inches tall (50 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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