|These mostly large-sized perennials grow in a rosette of succulent, spiny, sharply pointed leaves, from which tequila is made. Rope, food, soap and other products are also made from the fibers and pulp. Some send up a tall flower spike annually, while others bloom only every 30 to 40 years. Several types die after flowering, but new plants may develop from suckers at their base. Native to the warm arid parts of the Americas, these plants need excellent drainage. Fire-retardant, drought-resistant and often grow in containers. Give partial shade in the hot, dry desert and protect from frost and soaking winter rains.
Give this giant room to spread -- it may reach 12 feet across. The flower spike soars up to 24 feet, topped with a branching column of fleshy, 4-inch, yellow or green-yellow blossoms.
Attributes - Agave salmiana
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft. 8 in.
Width: 12 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
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