Name that plant

100mphtortoise(5)July 8, 2012

I seen this the other day, its a pretty big plant and I liked the way it looked, I was wondering what it was.

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jessiec777(Washington State 5)

Maybe Agave angustifolia 'Marginata'? I don't know much about agave though. Just did a quick google search for white and green agave :-)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 2:33PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

100mphtortoise,
That's what I think it is also. Also I have these around my house. I have to winter them in the basement cellar. I can send you some starter pups out with the cactus plants? If you want. Free just pay postage.


Stush

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 4:08PM
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cactusmcharris

I agree with the previous, and it's quite a stoloniferous plant if you put it in the ground.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 4:27PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Ya stush that sounds great, how much do you think the postage would be, sorry ive never gotten plants in the mail before. And I had a question how long would it take do you think until the pups are as big as the mother plant.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 5:00PM
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cactusjordi(z10 CA)

Couldn't it rather be a Furcraea foetida?

Jordi

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 11:16PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Ok, I'm back 100mph,
I have sent out many of these during late winter early spring. I sent them Priory Mail but now they could go first class at a lot cheaper price. The pups would have little to no roots but they grow roots fast. Just keep in a dry mix and spray the tops until you see new growth or roots. They are vary easy plants. I should be able to ship in a 3" x 3" x 6" box with your cactus seedlings for under $2. I have plenty for anyone else?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 5:24PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

Thanks stush, hey I was wondering when you send those if I can get one of the spiral cactus. Thanks alot

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 6:27PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Oh, sorry to say, the spiral ones strighten out when over watered. I can't tell them apart now. It must have been a growing condition that formed the spirals. They do have one that is more spiral than the ones I saw on the mother plant. I am having a hard time locating one. A friend on another garden site is growing them from seed so I will see how he is doing. I tried to find the seeds myself but unable to.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 7:53PM
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100mphtortoise(5)

no problem, I will be happy with a straight one, I was just wondering if you had any.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:26PM
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123Greta(9b)

I am jealous! So gorgeous, Stush2049.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 1:33AM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

I agree with Jessie's ID. Nice plants, Stush!

Hey, Jurgen! How're you doing? Furcraea foetida would not have teeth on the leaf margins & leaves are much wider than this Agave. =)

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 11:43AM
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cactusmcharris

If you ever prune one of these and don't take extra caution, stand by for fissures in your skin - it's like Nature's hacksaw. And if it grows in SouCal-or-the-like weather, it won't be long before you have plentiful stolons.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 12:47PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

123Greta,
I don't have any more left. I sold the two mother plants because I was having too much trouble wintering them over in my basement. They are plentyful at Florida. If I get a chance, I'll try to get some starters from friends there.
Stush

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 2:34PM
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