Agave ‘Black and Blue’

(Agave titanota x. ‘Black and Blue’)

Agave Titanota from above.

This new variety has replaced the original Gentry’s Agave (Agave titanota) in the south-west corner of section 1 on the map. Smaller than the original Gentry’s Agave, this one can have blue-gray to green leaves and black teeth along its leaf margins.

It can grow to a height of 2 feet and spread up to 3 feet, and will produce clones, creating tightly packed colonies.

This titanota variety originated in Oaxaca, Mexico, and was grown by seed, but is now also being propagated in labs through tissue culturing. It’s not certain whether this plant qualifies as a cultivar or hybrid as several varieties of A. titanota are now being described as a new species of their own.

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