Agave Impressa

Product Description
$ 7.25

Agave Impressa

(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).

Agave Impressa grows in tropical regions where the summers are hot and wet and winters are mild and dry. 

It is a distinctive small to medium sized Agave with no close relatives. The symmetrical rosettes with spreading light green, gracefully marked with distinct pairs of white imprints that converge near the leaf tip. The leaves are proportioned with blunt teeth and spines. This species is quite unlike any other plant in the genus. The 2 to 3 meters tall flower spike is unbranched with greenish yellow flowers from tip to near base. It may be related to Agave pedunculifera. 

 

Stem: Almost stemless.

Rosette: Usually single, subcaulescent. Occasionally with secondary shoots from the lower axils of an old rosette. This may be due to earlier injures.

Leaves: Openly spreading linear to lanceolate, about 40-60 cm long by 5-9 cm in width, pale yellow-green to red-coloured with conspicuous white bud-printing on upper surface, plane to hollowed above, convex below, thickly fleshy with viscid adhesive sap and little fibre. Margin horny, continuous, 2-3 mm wide, light to dark grey. Teeth evenly spaced, mostly 3-5 mm long, 1-1.5 cm apart, straight or slightly curved, flattened grey like margin. Terminal spine stout, 3-5 cm long, subulate, sharp to blunt at tip, flat and broad at base above, rarely channeled.

Inflorescence: The inflorescence is a racemose erect, spike, up to 3 m tall, flowering almost from the base, the base closely bracteate.

Flowers: Green in bud, yellow with anthers, 35-40 mm long, in twos and threes on slender forked pedicels 2-2.5 cm long. Ovary slender, 17-20 mm long, 4 mm in diameter, fusiform. Tube short, 1.5-2 mm deep, 7 mm wide at apex. Tepals equal, thin, 17-18 long, 4-5 mm wide, ascending, partially recurved, linear-elliptic, the outer flat, the inner wider. Filaments, very slender, flattened, 35-40 mm long white;15-16 mm long, yellow.

Blooming season: Late-winter early-spring (January to March).
Fruits (capsules): Elongated to ovoid 15-18 long, 8-10 mm thick, sharply beaked.

Remarks: It is named for the impressed or printed patterns of spiny leaf-margins formed by waxy deposits when juvenile leaves are in contact with each other.
 
 

 

 

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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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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