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Agave potatorum
Scientific Name: Agave potatorum Zucc.
Synonym: Agave scolymus, Agave verschaffletii
Family: Agavaceae
Agave  potatorum Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla)

Growth Habits: Rosette succulent, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 2 feet in diameter (60 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established


The size of the clones on the market is quite variable and may be anywhere between 1 and 3 feet in diameter (30-90 cm) when fully grown up.
The name 'potatorum' has nothing to do with potatoes, it is the latine form for 'of the drinkers'. This is a reference to the fact that it is used in the confection of alcoholic beverages.

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