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Twin Flowered Agave

 

This agave has a very dense rosette of leaves, usually 100-200, symmetrically arranged. The flexible leaves are long, linear, and extremely narrow with smooth margins and a short flat terminal spine. White thread-like structures may be present on the leaf's edges. The number of these filaments can vary from none to many. Plant in full sun along coast and part sun to light shade in hot inland gardens.

Agave geminiflora

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth margins with possible filaments

Leaf length : 18-24"

Leaf width : 1/4-1/2"

Leaf shape : Linear

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : This plant is monocarpic - it will flower only once then die. Flowering may occur after 10 years or more of plant growth in the ground. Remove flower before buds form to prolong plant life.

Flower shape : Spike

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate-Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F ( Z9a)

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes