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False Sisal
Scientific Name: Agave decipiens Baker
Synonym: Agave laxifolia
Family: Agavaceae
False Sisal (Agave  decipiens) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Yucatan peninsula), USA (southern Florida)

Growth Habits: Rosette succulent on the top of a stem up to 10 feet tall (3 m), the rosette is up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m), 5 feet in diameter (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established

Propagation: Bulbils on the flower spike

Blooming Habits:
The greenish-yellow flowers of the Agave decipiens are organized in a 10 to 16 feet tall panicle (3 to 5 m).

Fruiting Habits:

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