Agave caribaeicola

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Agave caribaeicola Trel.

Agavaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales

Agave caribaeicola is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Agave caribaeicola was described by William Trelease. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agave caribaeicola is a species in the genus Agave which contains approximately 257 to 341 species and belongs to the family of the Agavaceae (Century-plant Family). The type species of the genus is Agave americana.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 1,5 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Agave caribaeicola is evergreen. The simple leaves are basal. They are lanceolate with spiny margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Agave caribaeicola produces panicles of ligth-yellow six-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Agave caribaeicola is native to the West Indies.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use cactus compost.

Uses

The perennials are suited for cultivation in a temperate house and hot house.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Give little water in summer, give little water in winter.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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