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Post A large Agave species I have seen in Mexico.
A large Agave species wich I have seen in habitat in Mexico many years ago. I have a couple of seedlings here now.


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Post Re: A large Agave species I have seen in Mexico.
Agave atrovirens, Alexander. Not that hardy and gets very big - not a great combination! OK in the far southwest of UK.

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This one has been in the ground for 5 years, fast growing for an Agave!


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Post Re: A large Agave species I have seen in Mexico.
Phil is that a Trithrinax you still have alive in the background?


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Post Re: A large Agave species I have seen in Mexico.
That is a lovely Agave. You must live in a mild part of the Country. A lot of Aloes as well. :mrgreen:

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Post Re: A large Agave species I have seen in Mexico.
Hi Kev, yes the Trithrinax is surviving but not really thriving. It was badly damaged with the cold snaps 5 or 6 years back and hasn't really recovered.

Im in Portsmouth, so relatively mild. It's a raised bed built on brick rubble so very free draining. There's a big clump of Aloe striatula that if I'm honest is a bit of a weed but I like the flowers. I have aristata and simsii elsewhere in the garden.

I've thinned out the Agave collection and tried to focus on what I can grow outdoors - dasyiliriodes, parryi, celsii, macroculmis, montana, atrovirens, filifera, garcia-mendosae, striata/stricta, a few others. I don't really put as much time into it as I used to. Not enough hours in the day!


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