Arizona century plant
Agave x arizonica
An extremely rare species native to Arizona.
Discovered growing on rocky slopes in central Arizona between Payson and Tonto.
a hybrid between Agave chrysantha and Agave toumeyana var. bella
Rigid sword-like bright glossy green leaves with distinct dark brown margins
forms attractive rosettes
Also known as:
- Arizona Agave, Arizona century plant
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Care of the agave is easy but success is dependent on keeping to a few simple rules. Your agave must be kept dry, this is particularly important during winter when it is damp rather than the cold that can kill this tough little plant. To achieve this the plant can either be planted in a pot using a mix of 50% each of soil based compost and grit, then placed in full sun which gives the option of moving to a greenhouse or light shed for the winter or alternatively if you are lucky enough to have a coastal mild garden, plant in a well drained spot such as a bank or slope, adding plenty of grit when planting. For added effect a top dressing of grit underneath the agave helps protect the lower leaves and adds to the striking appearance of the plant.
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