In Mexico, probably for centuries, Agave salmiana plantations have been established with shoots of young rhizomes (Mora-López et al. ). Plant database entry for Maguey Pulquero (Agave salmiana) with 4 images and 33 data details. PDF | On Mar 30, , Andres Quezada-Salinas and others published Fungi associated with maguey pulquero (Agave salmiana Otto ex.

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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging salmiaha the Agave salmiana group. Stand salmjana pots in water, moisten thoroughly and drain. Filaments mm long, inserted above mid-tube. These striking plants are wonderful when used for accent or simply to provide some all year round foliage and often used in a pot as a patio plant, can be moved around to change the scenery or position to give more shelter Alcoholic drinks: Originally from southern and central Mexico, it was introduced into gardens with a Mediterranean climate in Europe and sometimes escaped into the wild, thus becoming naturalised in some parts of southern Europe.

Howard Gentry noted in his book that this plant is sensitive to frosts. Blooms only when the plant is 15 years old or more. Over time it will produce a an urn-shaped silhouette made up of very broadand well-armed, leaves up to 35 cm wide.

Agave salmiana var. ferox

Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: Relatively easy to propagate by seeds or by suckers. A large stalk emerges from the center of the plant, it becomes 15 to 40 feet tall.


It differs from other Agave salmiana in its massive stature, urceolate form and the shiny green leaves with short acuminate leaf tips. Gentry Agave salmiana var. When a leaf has unfolded, it leaves an imprint on the leaf underneath. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Panicle broad, with large loose umbels in upper half of shaft. It takes full sun and is drought tolerant.

Anthers mm long, yellow. It is found in cultivation in the Tehuacan and Puebla regions, because Agave salmiana is considered to be “the” great wine making agave “maguey de pulque” and it was cultivated for this purpose for over years.

Spring in habitat late March to June appears to be the principal flowering season. Large, loosely leaved, Leaves: Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Agave salmiana group Agave salmiana Otto ex Salm-Dyck: It needs a very well-drained, soil. During the winter months, one should only water enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling.

Agave salmiana ‘Green Giant’ at San Marcos Growers

This agave is a succulent recognizable by its thick, graceful, dark gray-green curving leaves with projecting spines and its massive stature, reaching 5 – 6 feet tall up to 10 – 12 feet wide. It can form small blisters. Back to Agavaceae index. When the plant matures and blooms the tall candelabra inflorescence rises to over 20 feet bearing yellow flowers that attract birds and bees.


Blandford Press, Vol. Not only are the spines wicked and cause a painful swelling magueey one is poked, but the sap of many species is caustic. It dies after blooming. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index. In Mexico, it is the premier source for the production of pulque fermented juice of agave or maguey plants.

This Agave is truly one of the most amazing species one can grow, ultimately reaching dimensions of 3,5 metres wide or more. Magufy every two years. Native Central Mexico, Usually used in cultivation for pulque.

Agave salmiana (Giant Agave)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It needs good drainage and aeration. This massive and beautiful agave is from the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Oaxaca, and Puebla that forms a dense and very neat rosette of wide, dark green to gray green leaves. Agave salmiana ‘Green Giant’ Giant Agave – This architectural succulent is recognizable by its thick, graceful, dark gray-green out-curving leaves with projecting spines and massive stature, reaching to feet tall by twice as wide.