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Scientific Name: Agave cantala var. cantala (Haw.) Roxb. ex Salm-Dyck
Synonym: Agave rumphii, Agave candelabrum, Furcraea cantala, Agave bulbifera
Family: Agavaceae
Cantala (Agave  cantala var. cantala)
Agave cantala at the Desert Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 25 F (-4 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Unknown

Growth Habits: Single rosette, 5 feet in diameter (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little water


The Agave cantala has been cultivated in many warm area of the world for its fiber, known as Manila, Maguey or Cantala. Its original distribution is unknown.

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