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Agave pumila
Scientific Name: Agave pumila De Smet ex J.G. Bak.
Family: Agavaceae
Agave  pumila
A 30 year old Agave pumila at the Holly Gate Cactus Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Horticulture

Growth Habits: Miniature rosette, up to 6 inches in diameter (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water


The Agave pumila is one of the smallest agaves. It stays small with a juvenile form, many years before making an open rosette. It's provenance is unknown, it might be a hybrid between A. lechuguilla and A. victoriae-reginae.

Blooming Habits:
The Agave pumila doesn't generally bloom.

Fruiting Habits:

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