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Variegated Caribbean Agave

  Agave angustifolia marginata (variegata)  

  Agave angustifolia ‘Marginata’, or Variegated Caribbean Agave, has stiff short, sword shape leaves with cream colored margins.  They have a dense round rosette of leaves borne from a very short trunk. It forms clumps. Leaves will reach up to 20 inches (50 cm). Has marginal teeth .  Blooms after ten years or more die after flowering but new plants may develop from suckers at base. ( Have never seen the flowers!)

The plant  used to make mezcal (tequila), rope, food, soap and other products are also made from the fibers and pulp.  A popular ornamental , is much favored for use in rock gardens

Family: Agavaceae                                                                                                                                                                               Scientific Name:  Agave angustifolia var. marginata or Variegated.
Origin
:  Native to tropical Costa Rica and Mexico                                                                                                                      Common Names include: Variegated Caribbean Agave, Narrow century plant

 Info Source – http://www.cactus-art.biz. Pictures taken at KBR Park, Hyderabad.

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2 responses »

  1. U always make me wanna visit KBR and somehw, I hv just nt been able to, though we pass by so many times!

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