Agave desmettiana

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Agave desmettiana

Post Number:#1  Postby Gee.S » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:37 pm

Agave desmettiana Jacobi (1866)

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A. desmettiana
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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 desmettiana

Post Number:#2  Postby bigdaddyscondition » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:37 pm

One day a few years ago my wife saw an inflorescence on the devil's strip along Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs and took a bulbil-laden panicle. I potted a couple of bulbils, and here is one, just three or four years later. It's my biggest Agave desmettiana. Note the three inflorescences, two bearing flowers and seed pods and one bearing bulbils. As if that weren't enough, this species or cultivar also offsets like mad. It's got all the propagation bases covered.
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Re: Agave desmettiana

Post Number:#3  Postby andyjohns1217 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:12 pm

Nice! The The Agave desettiana is one of my favorites. Since the flowers typically bloom in the spring/early summer you have plenty of time to enjoy them. The arid and dry surroundings make a perfect backdrop for these beautiful plants. I love looking at them, but we've got junk removal, and sometimes people have no appreciation for these plants. I've seen several of them tossed out for no good reason

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