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Agave obscura SEEDS

Agave obscura SEEDS

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Agave obscura is a species within the Agave genus, known for its distinctive characteristics and ornamental appeal. Native to arid and semi-arid regions, it is valued for both its aesthetic qualities and its resilience in challenging growing conditions.

  1. Appearance: Agave obscura typically forms a compact rosette of succulent leaves. The leaves are characteristically broad and somewhat short, creating a dense and symmetrical appearance.

  2. Color: The foliage generally exhibits a deep green color, sometimes with a blue or grayish cast. The surface of the leaves may have a subtle, waxy coating, giving them a slightly obscured or matte finish, which might be the origin of the species name 'obscura'.

  3. Size: This species tends to be smaller in size compared to some of its more grandiose relatives in the Agave family, making it well-suited for smaller gardens or container growing.

  4. Flowering: Following the typical life cycle of agaves, Agave obscura blooms once at the end of its lifespan. The flowering process involves producing a tall flower stalk, which then bears numerous attractive flowers. The exact color and shape of the flowers can vary but are usually quite striking.

  5. Growth Habit: It grows slowly and may produce offsets or 'pups' at the base, which can be used for propagation.


  • Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. Proper sunlight is important for maintaining its vibrant color and compact form.
  • Soil: Does best in well-draining soil, typical for cacti and succulents.
  • Watering: As a drought-tolerant plant, it requires infrequent watering. It's crucial to avoid overwatering, especially in cooler months.
  • Climate: Suited for arid and semi-arid climates but should be protected from extreme cold and frost.

Agave obscura is a great choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and other low-water landscapes. Its compact size and unique foliage make it a popular option for collectors and gardeners looking for an attractive, low-maintenance succulent.


Botanical family: Agavaceae

Botanical genus: Agave

Botanical species: Agave obscura

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