Agave sisalana

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 Agave sisalana subsp. var.  
Habit: cacti-succulent
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 17 ft to 20 ft
Width: 10 ft to 20 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Flower features: orange, yellow
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Agave sisalana, Perr. (A. anacantha, Terr. A brevis, Hort. A Houlletiana or Houllettii, Hort. A laevis, Hort. A ixtli sisalana, hort. A rigida progressana, Boyd. A rigida sisalana, Auct. A. sisala, Perr. A sisalana inermis, Riviere. A. sisalana yashquia, Perr.). Nearly trunkless: lvs. 4 x 60 in., becoming green, with shallow-grooved spine and typically no prickles: infl. ample; fls. 1 3/4-2 1/2 in.; ovary, segm. and tube about equal: caps. rare. Yucatan or Chiapas(?). Perrine, Senate Doc. 300, pl. 1, 2, 4. Dodge, Rep. Fiber Invest. 3, 5, 9, wiht pl. Rep. Mo. Bot. Gard. 7, pl. 54-56. Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc. 49, pl. 32. Mem. Nat. Acad. 11. pl. 113-115.-The yaxci, green agave or sisal hemp most commonly cult. outside of Yucatan: largely distributed to growers from Trop. Fla. where Perrine intro. it about 1835 and, as in some of the W. Indies, it has become naturalized. It has been crossed by Trabut with A. vera-cruz under the name "potosina." CH

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