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Agave nizandensis
Scientific Name: Agave nizandensis Cutak
Family: Agavaceae
Agave  nizandensis Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, keep covered on coldest nights.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca: Nizanda) where it is an endangered species

Growth Habits: Slowly clumping succulent rosettes, up to 10 inches tall (25 cm), the offsets are produced with underground stolons

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer.

Propagation: Seeds, offsets

This Agave was named after the village of Nizanda where it was first discovered in 1951. It is one of the smallest agaves, its soft and fleshy leaves have an attractive central stripe, and although quite rare, it is well worth looking for.

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