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New Mexico Agave, Maguey
Agave neomexicana


New Mexico agave is a small plant, about one to one and a half feet tall, with light glaucous gray to light green leaves in a symmetrical rosette. It occurs in Texas just south of the New Mexico border on rocky limestone slopes and grasslands. Like all agaves, A. neomexicana only flowers once, after which the original plant dies; but since it suckers freely, new plants will replace it. It is very cold hardy, withstanding temperatures as low as 0 degrees F.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellow with reddish buds

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: to 1.5 feet

Width: to 2 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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