Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

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Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#1  Postby Gee.S » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:24 pm

Agave ×'Mr. Ripple' = A. protoamericana × A. salmiana

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Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#2  Postby Gee.S » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:43 pm

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A. ×'Mr. Ripple'
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A. ×'Mr. Ripple'
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Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

"Some talk the talk, and others walk the walk, but we stalk the stalk"
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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#3  Postby GreekDesert » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:50 am

Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'
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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#4  Postby SC FM » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:09 pm

Here is 'Mr. Ripple' in Upstate SC. It went through two nights of 5F last Winter and one day only getting to 39F. You can see it is a tough one, very little damage.
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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#5  Postby DesertDweller » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:31 pm

A big specimen at B & B nursery in Tucson, out in full sun:

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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#6  Postby Gee.S » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:38 am

Here is my Mr. Ripple from the OP, four years later. It's very attractive, about 2' tall, with 8" wide leaves. I can see why we don't encounter these often, it's a terribly slow grower. Mine is ideally situated in a half sun/half shade spot. So far, it has produced an offset per year. These Agaves have very thin leaves (hence the ripple effect), and seem delicate, surprising considering their reported heritage. I'm not sure how much sun they might be coaxed toward, but can report that they burn very easily, and can only be acclimated toward more sun very, very gently. SoCal may be more to their liking.

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Agave
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#7  Postby Spination » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:09 pm

Here is mine placed in full sun, and features super wide leaves much like Fred's above. Also, it features a unique quality, hooked terminal spines.
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In addition to the hooked/bent terminals, the leaves are so wide, wavy, and spinatious, that as leaves unfurl from the core, it can cause some moderately severe scratches on other leaves that come into contact.
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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#8  Postby Gee.S » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:54 pm

^Nice! Might be another Agave that doesn't appreciate the heat here, although that does seem a little peculiar, given its supposed heritage.
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"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

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Re: Agave ×'Mr. Ripple'

Post Number:#9  Postby Xanthoria » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:25 pm

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Here’s my Mr Ripple, literally 6’ wide and loving life in San Francisco
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