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Agave 'Mateo'
@ San Marcos Growers, CA

Agave Mateo

Mateo Hardy Century Plant

Item #: 8929

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Agave 'Mateo' is a unique new century plant that was discovered as a seedling in a block of Agave bracteosa at San Marcos Growers of California. We are uncertain about the other parent, but speculate that an amorous Agave lophantha may be the baby daddy. The non-spiny, 18" tall x 3' wide, squid-shaped rosette of rough green leaves is highlighted by a central muted chartreuse-yellow stripe down the middle of each leaf. Agave 'Mateo' has so far survived two winters in the ground, but only to a low of 15 degrees F on multiple occasions so far.

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