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Agave attenuata

Posted by super_luminal San Diego (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 17, 08 at 18:19

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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RE: Agave attenuata

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

RE: Agave attenuata

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.

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