In Mexico, probably for centuries, Agave salmiana plantations have been established with shoots of young rhizomes (Mora-López et al. ). Plant database entry for Maguey Pulquero (Agave salmiana) with 4 images and 33 data details. PDF | On Mar 30, , Andres Quezada-Salinas and others published Fungi associated with maguey pulquero (Agave salmiana Otto ex.

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Again at Puebla and Oaxaca Mexico in Under right condition it would bloom in 10 years.

Maguey Pulquero (Agave salmiana) in the Agaves Database –

Peduncle closely imbricate with large fleshy bracts, 6- -9 m tall. It takes full sun and is drought tolerant.

When the plant matures salmiaba blooms the tall candelabra inflorescence rises to over 20 feet bearing yellow flowers that attract birds and bees. In southern California this large dark green plant has long been identified as Agave salmiana var. A real specimen agave; not for the timid but a really distinct looking plant! There is a ample variability in shape and colour of leaves this may owe to differences in provenance or to the possibility that many plants considered to be this species are actually a form of Agave americana subs.

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This massive and magguey agave is from the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Oaxaca, and Puebla that forms a dense and very neat rosette of wide, dark green to gray green leaves. Howard Gentry noted in his book that this plant is sensitive to frosts. Use extreme care when working around or trimming any Agave.

Produces ample suckers which can lead to a large colony if suckers are not removed. Native in sand, sandy loam, clay and other heavy soils. Gentry Agave salmiana var.

Agave salmiana var. ferox

Habit and Cultural Information. Stand the pots in water, moisten thoroughly and drain. If possible, germinate in a propagator. Large, loosely leaved, Leaves: Agave salmiana ‘Green Giant’ Giant Agave – This architectural succulent is recognizable by its thick, graceful, dark gray-green out-curving leaves with projecting spines and massive stature, reaching to feet tall by twice as wide.

It can withstand a light frost if it is completely dry. At the other extreme it may be seen planted out in southern Arizona and Texas. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat It can be used to stabilise a slope.

It differs from other Agave salmiana in its massive stature, urceolate form and the shiny green leaves with short acuminate leaf tips.

Ovary green mm long, thick, cylindric. Major references and further lectures 1 James Cullen, Sabina G. Cultivation is easy in a well-drained sandy soil with sunny exposure.


Agave salmiana (Giant Agave)

It was noted in cultivation in the Tehuacan and Puebla regions, probably because Agave salmiana is considered to be the great wine making agave “maguey de pulque” and was long cultivated for this purpose.

Marginal spines brown to grayish brown, cm including the fleshy mammillate cushions on which they standconfluent at the base of the leaf, the median spines cm distant. Otto ex Salm-Dyck [1]. It spreads to about 10 – 12 feet.

This agave is a succulent recognizable by its thick, graceful, dark gray-green curving leaves with projecting spines and its massive stature, reaching 5 – 6 feet tall up to 10 – 12 feet wide. The sap is quite acidic and can be quite painful if it comes in contact with the skin. Agave salmiana is a species of the family Asparagaceaenative to central and southern Mexico.

Terminal spine cm, black-brown grooved above for over half its length. Then green to yellow flowers emerge from the terminal mguey on a horizontal branching structure growing up to 6 feet in diameter. It is remarkably tolerant of alkali.

Koch See all synonyms of Agave salmiana.