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Agave ferox clone OLYMPIA (ex Van Dyck, Netherlands) 14cm

Agave ferox clone OLYMPIA (ex Van Dyck, Netherlands) 14cm

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Plant Description

Agave ferox clone OLYMPIA (ex Van Dyck, Netherlands) is a specific clone of Agave ferox, commonly known as the Ferocious Agave or Hardy Century Plant, is a stunning and robust species of agave that is both an ornamental marvel and a resilient succulent for dry gardens. Here's a detailed description and some cultivation tips:

Description

  • Size & Structure: A large, rosette-forming succulent, Agave ferox can reach up to 1.5 to 2 meters in height and 2 to 3 meters in width. The leaves form a dense, symmetrical rosette.
  • Leaves: The leaves are broad, thick, and fleshy, usually a deep green color, sometimes with a blue or grayish tint. They feature sharp, serrated edges and a prominent, pointy tip.
  • Flowers: It blooms rarely, often taking years to develop a towering flower spike that can be several meters tall. The flowers are usually yellow or greenish-yellow.
  • Growth Rate: Like most agaves, it has a slow growth rate.

Cultivation Tips

  1. Sunlight: Prefers full sun. It thrives in areas that receive several hours of direct sunlight daily.
  2. Soil: Requires well-draining soil. A mix designed for cacti and succulents is ideal.
  3. Watering: Water sparingly. The plant is drought-tolerant, so it's better to under-water than over-water. Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings.
  4. Temperature: Hardy in various climates but prefers warm temperatures. Protect from frost, as it is not frost-tolerant.
  5. Fertilizing: Minimal fertilization is needed. You can use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer once a year in spring.
  6. Propagation: Propagates through offsets or “pups” that grow at the base of the parent plant. They can be removed and replanted.
  7. Pests and Diseases: Generally resistant to pests and diseases, but watch for agave snout weevil and fungal diseases in overly moist conditions.
  8. Lifespan & Blooming: Agaves bloom once in their lifetime, after which they typically die. This monumental flowering event can take many years to occur.

Placement in Garden

Agave ferox makes a striking focal point in a xeriscape, rock garden, or as a standalone feature in a pot. Its architectural form and rugged beauty add a dramatic touch to landscaping.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Agavaceae

Botanical genus: Agave

Botanical species: Agave ferox

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