Agave Colorata Mescal Ceniza

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$ 9.99

Agave Colorata Mescal Ceniza

(You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

The Mescal Ceniza (Agave colorata) is an attractive small plant with individual succulent rosettes 60 to 120 cm in diameter. This plant is usually solitary and does not often send up many plants around the main rosette, but sometimes It may slowly clump and mature plants develop a short stem (larger group can grow up to 1.2-1.8 tall and m 2-3 m in diameter). It is similar in size and armament to its bovine cousin (Agave bovicornuta), but the blue-grey leaves are wider, with stunning leaf imprints. Leaf imprints develop during the formation of the bud. Succulent rosette up to 60 to 120 cm in diameter.

Leaves: with prominent cross-bands of color, 25-60 cm long, frosty grey-blue, rough, with strong distinctive bud imprints (the impression of adjacent leaves) . The margins are wavy and heavily "toothed".

Flowers: It blooms from red bud opening to yellow and orange flowers organized in a 2-3 m tall panicle.

Food: The “heads” are delicious when roasted.

Beverage: Produces wine (Mezcal) from crushed stems.

Landscaping: Suitable for large pots or as an accent plant in the landscape, it shows off best in containers when the perfect pot can be chosen and the botanical sculpture is displayed upon a pedestal.

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18°F (-8°C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Heat Tolerance: Excellent

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Coastal northwestern Mexico (Sonora, northern Sinaloa)

Growth Habits: Succulent rosette, slowly clumping, 2 to 4 feet in diameter (60 to 120 cm). Mature plants develop a short stem.

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds or offsets. The Mescal Ceniza occasionally produces suckers.



All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.

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What makes us different is the passion and the attention to the detail in all we do here at Planet Desert. We are confident in the quality of our products. That’s why all our plants have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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