(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Description: This agave, which was used for its strong fibers, grows two to three feet tall and three feet wide. It has a dense rosette of dark green, narrow, yucca-like leaves. Its foliage is stiff and flat at the top with straight, smooth margins that are toothless and lined with a narrow reddish-brown border. The name ocahui is the Indian word for cord or fiber. When the leaves are crushed they can be used as a scouring brush. The plant has a sharp, terminal spine and does not produce offsets. This agave develops an impressive flower spike only once in its life at the end of its growing cycle. The stalk grows eight feet or taller with small, bright yellow blossoms. Use it in containers, in rock gardens, as a mass planting with boulders, or as a contrast when planted with other blue or gray colored plants. It also looks great when planted in tropical settings or with other low-water-use perennials.
Maintenance: It prefers full sun with reflected heat but tolerates shade. The plant is drought-resistant, requiring supplemental irrigation during the hot, dry weather. It does not like to be over-watered. This agave is easy to grow and is an incredibly tough plant that does not need much maintenance. The ocahui agave tolerates most soil types, including rocky conditions and is hardy to about fifteen degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Grow and Care: Agave is not a difficult plant to grow. They're slow-growing and dramatic and will even thrive on a bit of neglect. In general, Agave do not need to be repotted every year. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and will take a long time to outgrow their pot. It's also best to handle your Agave as little as possible, since they do not like to be disturbed.
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
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.
At this time, we are not shipping international, we are in a process to get some certification until then, we won’t be able to ship to any country outside of the US
All international sales are shipped bare root. We don't supply Phyto certificates, it is too expensive and complicated for small orders. In some cases, the customs authorities at the destination country might decide to open the packages and will be up tho them to determine if the product can enter the country. for that reason, we can't guarantee the delivery and will be up to their customers own risk to decide to purchase our plants