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Mescalito
Scientific Name: Agave felgeri Gentry
Synonym:
Family: Agavaceae
Mescalito (Agave  felgeri) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

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

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Coastal plains of the state of Sonora (Mexico)

Growth Habits: Clumping rosettes of loose narrow leaves, each rosettes up to 16 inches in diameter (40 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to no water, does poorly if overwatered

Propagation: Seeds, offsets


Blooming Habits:
The flowers of the Agave felgeri are organized in a 2 to 8 feet tall spike (0.6 to 2.4 m). They generally come in late spring or in the fall.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants: A gardener guide

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