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Agave salmiana var. ferox (Hidalgo) 10-20cm

Agave salmiana var. ferox (Hidalgo) 10-20cm

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Agave salmiana var. ferox is a variety of Agave salmiana, a species of agave native to Mexico. Here's a description in English and habitat information:

Description:

  1. Leaves: Agave salmiana var. ferox has thick, succulent, and rigid leaves with sharp teeth along the margins. The leaves are typically bluish-green or grayish-green in color and can grow up to 2-3 meters in length. They form a dense rosette structure.

  2. Spines: This variety is known for its particularly fierce spines, which are longer and more rigid compared to other varieties of Agave salmiana. These spines serve as a defense mechanism against herbivores.

  3. Inflorescence: When it reaches maturity, Agave salmiana var. ferox produces a tall flowering stalk that can reach up to 10 meters in height. The inflorescence bears numerous yellow or greenish-yellow flowers, attracting pollinators such as bats and insects.

  4. Habitat: Agave salmiana var. ferox is native to various habitats in Mexico, including dry forests, rocky slopes, and mountainous regions. It is typically found at elevations ranging from 1,500 to 2,500 meters above sea level.

  5. Distribution: This variety is endemic to Mexico and is found in several states, including Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and others.

Habitat Information:

  • Climate: Agave salmiana var. ferox thrives in semi-arid to arid climates with hot summers and mild winters. It is adapted to withstand drought conditions and high temperatures.

  • Soil: It prefers well-draining, rocky soils but can also tolerate various soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils.

  • Sunlight: This agave variety requires full sun exposure to grow successfully. It is well-suited to open, sunny habitats where it receives ample sunlight throughout the day.

  • Water: Like other agave species, Agave salmiana var. ferox is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering once established. It is adapted to storing water in its thick leaves to survive dry periods.

  • Ecological Role: In its native habitat, Agave salmiana var. ferox plays an important ecological role as a food source for various animals, including bats, birds, and rodents. Its flowers provide nectar for pollinators, contributing to local ecosystems' biodiversity. Additionally, indigenous peoples have historically used various parts of the plant for food, fiber, and traditional medicine.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 10-20 cm

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