TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Agave americana, Century plant

Agave americana

Century plant
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexican highlands
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsThorny or spiny

The genus of more than 200 species of rosette-forming, mostly monocarpic, or sometimes perennial succulents from the desert and mountainous regions of the Americas. The most popular Agave is the Century Plant, so-called because of the mistaken belief that it flowers only once every 100 years. There are two colorful varietis - Agava americana marginata (green leaves edged with yellow) and Agava americana mediopicta (cream leaves edged with green). These plants produce leaves 3 or 4 feet long, and their size makes them unsuitable for an ordinary room. In winter watering this plant can be done once every 1-2 months, there is no need to mist the leaves.





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Agave amica, Polianthes tuberosa, Tuberose

Agave amica, Polianthes tuberosa

Tuberose
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Tuberose grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.

Tuberose may grow wild in Mexico and surrounding countries, but the cultivation of tuberose is usually in Morocco, the Comores Islands, France, Hawaii, South Africa, India, and China.

Long-lasting as a cut flower in water (with lots of changes.)Most flowers begin to lose their scent when they are picked. Not so with tuberose, like jasmine, the heady floral scent continues to produce itself. In Ayurvedic medicine, attars are held in high esteem not only for their exquisite fragrance, but their healing properties. Tuberose is known to improve one's capacity for emotional depth.

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Polianthes tuberosa (Agave amica) - Tuberose Shringar

The Tuberose grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.
Long-lasting as a cut flower in water. Most flowers begin to lose their scent when they are picked. Not so with tuberose, like jasmine, the heady floral scent continues to produce itself. In Ayurvedic medicine, attars are held in high esteem not only for their exquisite fragrance but their healing properties. Tuberose is known to improve one's capacity for emotional depth.
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Agave angustifolia Marginata, Agave marginata, Agave Maguey Lechugilla

Agave angustifolia Marginata, Agave marginata

Agave Maguey Lechugilla
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsOrnamental foliageThorny or spiny

This plant grows fairly fast in summer if it's provided with extra water. Even though it is a drought-tolerant plant, it is suitable for xeriscaping. Leaves have a white margin and the Stem can be short.




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Agave attenuata, Fox Tail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave

Agave attenuata

Fox Tail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersThorny or spiny

The Agave attenuata is a tropical agave, it is frost sensitive, it doesn't like the hot, Arizona sun, and requires more water. It grows well in Phoenix, provided that it's protected by an overhanging tree or temporary shelter on freezing nights.




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Agave neglecta, Small agave

Agave neglecta

Small agave
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: Florida
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsThorny or spiny

Agave neglecta has been regarded as endemic to Florida, but is now treated as the same species as the Mexican Agave weberi and only naturalized in Florida through human agency.



Agave neglecta, Small agave
Agave neglecta, Small agave


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Agave sp., Agave
Agave desmettiana

Agave sp.

Agave
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Thorny or spiny

Agaves are rosette plants that live for many several years before flowering. Each rosette will flower only once, then die. The English common name, Century Plant, is based on the mistaken belief that the plants grow for 100 years before blooming. In fact, some of the smaller species flower when only 3 to 4 years old. The larger species may live for 40 to 50 years before flowering. They may be planted outdoors in mild climates, especially those that are desert and semi-desert; otherwise, they may be grown in a greenhouse and when small as houseplants. In regions with harsh winters, Agaves may be planted outdoors in the summer and brought in during the winter. The sizes of the Agaves vary from 6 inches to 15 feet wide between the species.

Species and varieties:

Agave americana

Agave angustifolia

Agave attenuata

Agave avellanidens

Agave Blue Jazz

Agave celsii

Agave desmettiana

Agave eduardi

Agave ferox

Agave guttata

Agave isthmensis

Agave leopoldii

Agave lophantha

Agave neglecta

Agave parrasana

Agave parryi

Agave potatorum

Agave schottii

Agave sisalana

Agave stricta

Agave tequilana

Agave toumeyana

Agave victoriae reginae

Agave vilmoriniana





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Agave tequilana, Tequila Agave, Century Plant
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Agave tequilana

Tequila Agave, Century Plant
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsOrnamental foliageThorny or spiny

Tequila Agave, Century Plant. Agave tequilana, commonly called blue agave (agave azul) or tequila agave, is an agave plant that is an important economic product of Jalisco, Mexico, due to its role as the base ingredient of tequila, a popular distilled beverage. The high production of sugars, mostly fructose, in the core of the plant is the main characteristic that makes it suitable for the preparation of alcoholic beverages. Great addition to cactus - rock gardens - ethno-botanical collections. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Grows fairly fast in summer if provided with extra water.



Agave tequilana, Tequila Agave, Century Plant
Agave tequilana, Tequila Agave, Century Plant
Agave tequilana, Tequila Agave, Century Plant
Agave tequilana, Tequila Agave, Century Plant


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Beaucarnea gracilis, Nolina gracilis, Mexican Pony Tail Palm, Sotolin

Beaucarnea gracilis, Nolina gracilis

Mexican Pony Tail Palm, Sotolin
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae )
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Mexico
CaudexSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPalm or palm-like

Beaucarnea gracilis, Nolina gracilis, Mexican Pony Tail Palm, Sotolin


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Beaucarnea guatemalensis, Red Ponytail Plant, Guatemala Pony Tail
Variegated form

Beaucarnea guatemalensis

Red Ponytail Plant, Guatemala Pony Tail
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae)
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Guatemala
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Guatemala Ponytail is a succulent which features a swollen base. As the plant matures, this base swells up. The crown of the trunk is a rosette of long ribbon-like leaves. The leaves grow in one plain when the plant is young. Beaucarnea guatemalensis can grow up to 15 ft tall and the base may swell to 12 ft wide. Can be grown in a pot as a nice bonsai.

Closely related species - Beaucarnea recurvata.





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Beaucarnea recurvata, Nolina recurvata, Ponytail Palm, Pony Tail, Bottle Palm, Nolina, Elephant-foot Tree

Beaucarnea recurvata, Nolina recurvata

Ponytail Palm, Pony Tail, Bottle Palm, Nolina, Elephant-foot Tree
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Dracaenaceae / Liliaceae / Agavaceae)
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Origin: Mexican highlands, Florida
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPalm or palm-like

Palm-like plant. Succulent. The greatly swollen trunk base and the recurving, narrow leaves are certain identification. With age, the trunk eventually develops a few branches. Ponytail can get up to 30' tall, and the base up to 12' across, but houseplants generally remain less than 6 or 8' tall. The plant looks a little like a palm, and a little like a big onion sitting on the ground with a single stalk growing up and sporting a parasol of drooping, strap-like leaves.Plants are dioecious, meaning only female plants will produce seed.

Ponytail makes a large and handsome houseplant, doing well even in rooms with air conditioning as long as it has bright light. It's a good specimen plant for a rock garden in a dry, warm climate.

Closely related species - Beaucarnea guatemalensis.





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Beaucarnea recurvata - Pony Tail

Ponytail palm, Pony Tail, bottle palm, nolina, elephant-foot tree. Palm-looking succulent with greatly swollen trunk base and the curved, narrow leaves. Very cute plants with large caudex. Drought tolerant plant that require very little care if any. Can tolerate some freeze.

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