Succulents

Foxtail Agave

Agave attenuata
Fox Tail Agave's unusual namesake flower stalks curve toward the ground then swoop back upward, providing dramatic interest in a drought-friendly garden. This agave will grow a silvery rosette up to 4 ft in height, composed of flexible leaves which allow it to bend or lean to one side to resemble an open flower.
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Quick Facts

  • Drought tolerant
  • Unique arching flower stalks
  • No spines or teeth

Details

Fox Tail Agave's unusual namesake flower stalks curve toward the ground then swoop back upward, providing dramatic interest in a drought-friendly garden. This agave will grow a silvery rosette up to 4 ft in height, composed of flexible leaves which allow it to bend or lean to one side to resemble an open flower.

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About This Plant

Type

Succulents

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 96 inches

Features

Unique foliage

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

Yellow

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care Description
Best if planted in slightly acidic, well drained soil and given full sun exposure. Needs protection from winter frost.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Slightly acidic, sandy, well-drained soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant will thrive with full sun exposure.

Water Needs

Requires regular watering after planting and until established.

Disease and Pests

This plant is generally resistant to diseases and pests.

USDA Hardiness Zone

10

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