Agave gypsophila

2008

Agave gypsophila

Gypsum Century Plant

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Nativity:

Mexico

Growth Habit:

Medium sized rosette of narrow, recurved leaves, two to three feet across. The wavy margins are dotted with soft spines. Overall appearance is chalky gray.

Growing Requirements:

Agaves generally require well-drained soil and full sun. Although this species is native to regions with calcareous soils, it will do well in most soil types.

Features:

Like all agaves, this species flowers at the end of an individual plant’s life cycle. The very tall inflorescences bear bright orange clusters of flowers that produce copious nectar. Although the mother plant dies after flowering, many “pups” or offsets are produced at the base.

Where at Lotusland:

Just off the driveway on the path leading down to the water garden.

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