The Unknown Agave Thread

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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#126  Postby Gee.S » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:45 pm

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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: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#127  Postby DesertDweller » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Melt in the Sun wrote:Interesting. I wonder how it would look with better care, and I guess now that you own it you'll get to find out!


Normally I'd have already potted it up to better accommodations and yanked the dead leaves to clean it up, but figure I should give it a bit of quarantine. In rough shape, many tend to have burn marks on the leaves, right about where you'd expect to see mite marks. I could assume it's nothing, since it's growing and more likely neglect, but I prefer not to assume. :D

I will definitely add some better pics once I get it cleaned up. Wish they had more of these, they are cool looking. :U
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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#128  Postby Azuleja » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:10 pm

Yes, it's cool looking. I like it. Must have taken a while to get that big.
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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#129  Postby DesertDweller » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:18 pm

Gee.S wrote:
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At first glance, sorta reminds me of those 'Huasteca Giant' things, which I guess are an A. ovatifolia hybrid? Mine are still very green like this.
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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#130  Postby Azuleja » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:36 am

My Huasteca Giant plants are looking like this. I saw some at a nursery this summer that looked the same. Desert Dweller, are yours this light green?
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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#131  Postby DesertDweller » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:56 am

Azuleja wrote:My Huasteca Giant plants are looking like this. I saw some at a nursery this summer that looked the same. Desert Dweller, are yours this light green?


Mine look more the shade of green in Gees' photo above. Reminds me more of montana than genryi. They don't get much sun at the moment though, so that could be part of the reason. Will try to find a photo or two.
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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#132  Postby Melt in the Sun » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:01 pm

Azuleja - mine looks about like that; pretty light green. I'll try to get a picture soon.
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Re: The Unknown Agave Thread

Post Number:#133  Postby agavegreg » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:01 pm

With that slight curve in the leaf and the concave aspect, the plant pictured in post 126 appears to be more like A. salmiana. A. montana leaves would be flatter.
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