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Smooth Agave
Scientific Name: Agave desmetiana Jacobi
Synonym: Agave desmettiana, Agave ananassoides, Agave miradorensis, Agave regeliana
Family: Agavaceae
Smooth Agave (Agave  desmetiana) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix to 25F ( -4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Resistant in Phoenix with some shade

Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade

Origin: In cultivation only, maybe from Sinaloa (Mexico), maybe from Cuba

Growth Habits: Clumping succulent rosette, up to 3 feet in diameter each (90 cm).

Watering Needs: Moderate to little water

Propagation: Offsets, seeds, bulbils

A form of the Agave desmettiana with yellow margins can be found.

Blooming Habits:
The pale yellow flowers of the Agave desmettiana are organized in a 8 to 10 feet tall panicle (2.5 to 3 m). They come generally on plants older than 8 years.

Fruiting Habits:

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