Agave attenuata

super_luminalApril 17, 2008


I've read lots about these plants getting frost damage, but all of my Agave attenuata developed large pale, thin patches on lower/exposed leaves last Saturday, when we had the first very hot day of the year (it was about 90 and very sunny at my house). These plants should be *fine* in that weather, right? Can you help me identify what caused the damage from this picture?

Thanks in advance-


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Looks like sun burn. They can usually take full sun near the coast, but inland should be protected from hot afternoon exposure.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 12:09AM
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Thanks for the help. After lots more research, I think you're right. It is, in fact sun burn. They look even more terrible now. :( What a shame.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 1:34PM
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