Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha
Agave macroacantha

Agave macroacantha

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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 . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Agave macroacantha, is also known as the black-spined agave or large-thorned agave, is a species of succulent flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae naturally occurring in Oaxaca and also near the town of Tehuacan in the State of Puebla, Mexico.
Agave macroacantha produces a medium-sized leaf rosette that can be basal or can grow on a very short stem. Leaves are succulent, greyish green and up to 1.8 feet long at a maximum, ending in sharp black spines that are up to 1.2 inches long at the tips. Flowers are small, grey and red, growing in bunches on sturdy stems of up to 3 m (10 feet) in height.
The plant prefers a dry, sunny and hot location for summer and from early autumn onwards a cooler, well-lit space. It likes regular watering in summer and only minimum watering in winter, and will fare well in a large pot with sparse, gravelly soil.
In the UK this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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Blooming Season Mid fall-early winter
Common Name Black-spined agave
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Chartreuse (yellow-green)
Frost Tolerance -6°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 9b
Height 18-36 in.
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Agave macroacantha
Shape Rosettes
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
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Carley R.

Beautiful agave, bigger than I expected an...

Beautiful agave, bigger than I expected and right on time. It's gorgeous!

Roberta M.
United States United States

The plant arrived quickly, was packed well and is now thriving in my desert garden

david r.
United States United States

Recent purchase

Once again my plant made it to me in great shape. Planet desert once again exceeded my expectations. These guys are good!!!

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Verlene O.

Plant in excellent condition and packed ve...

Plant in excellent condition and packed very well. I am very happy with this beautiful plant.

Agave macroacantha

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, 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 are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. 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 any time.

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