Agave Bracteosa. Squid Agave.
The Agave Bracteosa is a beautiful evergreen perennial succulent. A slower growing, smaller sized Agave, it is characterized by narrow mid-green flexible recurving leaves, hence it's common name of the Squid Agave. Typically a solitary rosette, although offsets may occur. No spines or terminal point is present, only minute serrations along the leaf margins. Very cold hardy down to around -13 degrees this Agave is great for coastal gardens, exotic gardens and city gardens alike, it's unique silhouette making it a wonderful architectural addition.
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AGAVE BRACTEOSA. Squid Agave
Latin Name: Agave Bracteosa
Common Name: Squid Agave, Candelabrum Agave, Dwarf Squid Century Plant, Spider Agave.
Native to: Mexico.
Hardiness: Cold hardy to -13 degrees.
Growth: Evergreen perennial succulent. Slow growing, smaller Agave. Usually a single rosette of narrow mid-green arching leaves. No spines or terminal point just minute serations along leaf margins.
Soil: Sharply drained, plenty of gravel.
Moisture: Dry in winter
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