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Agave aktites
Scientific Name: Agave aktites Gentry
Synonym:
Family: Agavaceae
Agave  aktites Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Coastal Sonora, Mexico

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Little water when established

Propagation: Offsets very slowly, if at all


Agave aktites at the Desert Botanical Garden in early April, showing bulbils on the flower stem

Blooming Habits:
The Agave aktites has an inflorescence in panicle, 8-10 feet tall (2.5-3 m). The inflorescence generally bears bulbils.

Fruiting Habits:

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