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Agave attenuata/Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata / Agave attenuata
Multiple rosettes of foliage
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Multiple rosettes of foliage

Old, well established plant with multiple foliage rosettes

A strong blue-gray rosette of foliage

A large colony of plants with one blooming at the San Diego, California Zoo

One of the mature specimen plants in flower

A beautiful specimen at the San Diego Zoo

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Scientific Name: Agave attenuata
Common Name: Fox Tail Agave
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: None
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Flower color: White
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: The bluish-green foliage is spinless and is not dangerous like some other agaves. Provide full sunlight and well drained soils for agaves. This one produces several prominent crowns. Makes an excellent container plant.