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Agave schottii
@ UC Berkeley Botanic Gdn, CA

Agave schottii

Schott's Agave

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Item #: 4620

Zones: 6a to 10b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

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

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This rarely offered Sonoran desert native has small rosettes of 16" long x 1/2" wide nearly cylindrical green leaves often highlighted with a white central marking. Each leaf ends with a sharp (I bet I didn't have to tell you) terminal spine. The rosettes offset quickly, making a nice colony. When the clumps mature, expect narrow bamboo pole-like flowering spikes to 8'...stunning! Agaves do not like winter wet. Great drainage and protection from excess moisture when the temperatures are below 20 degrees F are essential.