String-Thing Agaves

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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#26  Postby Agave Down Under » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:40 am

Thanks all for your help on my Agave ID, i will name it as Polianthiflora, only 2 pups and small amount of seed from her, better than nothing!!

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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#27  Postby Spination » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:33 am

I recently pulled this thing out of a corner of neglect.

Yikes! Scary looking! :))
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#28  Postby Brooksphilly » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:36 am

I am finding, as Gee mentioned, schidigera and leopoldii (don’t have filifera) are very accommodating in Philly. Rain hasn’t bothered them yet, full sun here is fine, cold is fine so far (only down to 38 so far). I want to take the ‘Shira ito no ohi’ plants to the office this month. Will leave the leopoldii out in the cold and see how it goes.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#29  Postby Azuleja » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:07 am

Those are beautiful! I've never thought much about leopoldii, but the strings are very attractive on yours.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#30  Postby AgaveMad » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:09 pm

A few of my string things :))
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#31  Postby Spination » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:44 pm

Lower right... :U :U :U
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#32  Postby Azuleja » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:49 pm

^I like all of those too. I have A. toumeyana seedlings that are almost starting to show strings...if you squint hard and use your imagination.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#33  Postby Diane » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:42 am

Spination wrote:Lower right... :U :U :U

Ha! Good to see "my" baby doing so well, and flourishing, thanks for the pic, Tracey.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#34  Postby toditd » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:50 pm

Brooksphilly, nice string things. I particularly like your last leopoldii photo. The angle and the diffused light are just right to nicely accentuate the curling threads. A nice shot of a nice plant. :U
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#35  Postby Melt in the Sun » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:58 am

I was fortunate enough to stop by Starr Nursery a few years back just after Greg had received a few big flats of A. filifera seedlings in 2-inch pots. They were all pretty nice, but I picked out the whitest one!

It spent a couple years in a pot in a shady location, and lost much of its appeal. I put the pot in full sun this entire year, and just put it in ground a few weeks ago. The blazing sun it got this year really helped in bringing the white back...maybe another year or so and the boring green will be all grown out!
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#36  Postby agavegreg » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:05 pm

Hey MITS, That is the A. schidigera from north of Guadalajara.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#37  Postby Melt in the Sun » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:53 pm

What? I have to change my non existent label?
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#38  Postby agavegreg » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:12 am

Next time you are by the nursery I'll write you one with invisible ink.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#39  Postby AgaveMad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:42 am

Diane wrote:
Spination wrote:Lower right... :U :U :U

Ha! Good to see "my" baby doing so well, and flourishing, thanks for the pic, Tracey.

Thanks Dianne :))
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#40  Postby Neli » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:29 pm

What is the name of this agave? At the back. with white long thin leaves.Image
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#41  Postby Gee.S » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:39 pm

Is it spineless? If so, looks like A. bracteosa.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#42  Postby agavegreg » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:20 pm

Neli wrote:What is the name of this agave? At the back. with white long thin leaves.Image


Can you take a picture of the individual plant you want ID'd? Looks like A. striata, but so hard to tell from that shot.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#43  Postby DesertDweller » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:02 pm

Neli wrote:What is the name of this agave? At the back. with white long thin leaves.


No ideas on the plant beyond what's already been guessed, but might suggest sending a PM to Paul (Paul S), since that's his yard? ::wink::
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#44  Postby Melt in the Sun » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:59 am

I think that's a hechtia...?
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#45  Postby agavegreg » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:25 am

I think you are on to something there MITS, if not a hectia, some sort of terrestrial bromeliad.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#46  Postby Paul S » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:20 am

Just seen this, sorry. If you mean the plant absolute dead centre at the top of the picture it is a Puya sp, a nice bright silvery one. It came with a collection number, not a name, and of course the label is now somewhere under that rosette of outrageously spiny leaves so I have no way of retrieving the information without some serious bloodletting. It must be due to flower soon, so that should help give it a name. Whatever it is, it has been hardy outside in my garden with no protection for around 10 years. So far it hasn't been the rampaging thug that some puya can turn into, either. I bet its just biding its time, though :)
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#47  Postby Neli » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Paul S wrote:Just seen this, sorry. If you mean the plant absolute dead centre at the top of the picture it is a Puya sp, a nice bright silvery one. It came with a collection number, not a name, and of course the label is now somewhere under that rosette of outrageously spiny leaves so I have no way of retrieving the information without some serious bloodletting. It must be due to flower soon, so that should help give it a name. Whatever it is, it has been hardy outside in my garden with no protection for around 10 years. So far it hasn't been the rampaging thug that some puya can turn into, either. I bet its just biding its time, though :)

I mean this one. I bought some recently. Not sure of the name but looks similar , Long straight leaves, very light almost white...Might be pups what I bought but they are like 50-60 cm long.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#48  Postby Paul S » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Yup. that's the puya. It bears a strong resemblance to Puya castellanosii and may in fact be that.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#49  Postby Neli » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:54 pm

Paul S wrote:Yup. that's the puya. It bears a strong resemblance to Puya castellanosii and may in fact be that.

Looks like my agave striata. That is why I asked.
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Re: String-Thing Agaves

Post Number:#50  Postby Paul S » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:23 am

Certainly does from the pic.
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