Agave Geminiflora Twin flowered
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Twin Flowered and Pin Cushion are some of the many names given to Agave Geminiflora that can grow up to 3 to 4 feet in height. Belonging to the Agavaceae family, the succulent has a unique rounded starburst shape. Agave Geminiflora is native to Nayarit, a Mexican state with rare plant growth and goes dormant in winters.
This extremely slow-growing plant has a growth rate of 1 to 2 inches a year. You can also choose to cut off its flowering stalk and keep it at a smaller size forever.
The agave geminiflora flowers bloom in the summer season. The yellow-colored flowers have the reddish or purple-bluish lining on the edges.
Watering and Feeding
Create a medium watering schedule during the summer season. Agave Geminiflora does not need watering during the autumn, spring and winter time. Feed the plant with a slow-release fertiliser during the early weeks of spring.
Do not go beyond the pH level of 6 for an ideal soil structure. Ensure that the soil mix is gritty so that it does not cause waterlogging.
The succulent has extraordinary heat tolerance. However, keep them away from severe freezing temperatures. The twin flowering agave has a frost tolerance of -3° C and a hardiness zone of 9 to 11.
Place the plant in partial shade. Expose the succulent to bright light for about 4 hours every day for the plants to grow in a dense green color.
While seeding is the most common way for propagation, seeds take way too much time to germinate. Use offshoots that fall from the succulent and grow them right beneath it.
You will be happy to know that this succulent lives up to its genus name which is borrowed from a Greek phrase that means both admirable and noble!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|Common Name||Twin flowered agave.|
|Frost Tolerance||-3° C|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Height||12 to 18 feet|
|Scientific Name||Agave geminiflora|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|