Agave polianthiflora

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Agave polianthiflora
Agave polianthiflora mit Knospenansatz nahe Cumbres de Majalca in Chihuahua in Mexiko.JPG
In Cumbres de Majalca National Park, Chihuahua
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Species: A. polianthiflora
Binomial name
Agave polianthiflora

Agave polianthiflora[1] is a relatively small member of the genus Agave, in the subfamily Agavoideae, endemic to northern Mexico.

The succulent is native to the States of Sinaloa, Chihuahua and Sonora.[2]


Agave polianthiflora produces a small basal leaf rosette of about 30 cm (12 in) in diameter.

Leaves are narrow and lanceolate, with multiple white filaments protruding from their edges. Flowers are red and tubular, 4–12.5 cm (1.6–4.9 in) in length and narrow, unusual in the genus.

The flower spike is 100–200 cm (3.3–6.6 ft) tall.[1][3]


Agave polianthiflora is cultivated as an ornamental plant.[4] It is mostly easily propagated from seed, as it does not offset as much as other species of Agave. It prefers a shallow, well-drained soil and regular fertilization during vegetation time.

As a container plant grown in cold climates, during the winter it may be kept in a completely dark place.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b H.S. Gentry. 1972. Agave Family in Sonora, USDA Agricultural Handbook 399:51
  2. ^ CONABIO. 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. 1. In Capital Nat. México. CONABIO, Mexico City.
  3. ^ Gentry, H. S. 1982. Agaves of Continental North America i–xiv, 1–670. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  4. ^ Rareplamseeds
  5. ^ The Complete Encyclopedia of Succulents by Zdenek Jezek and Libor Kunte