Agave ferox


Description: 

Large, stemless, open rosette with leaves to 3' long and 15 inches wide, rigid, fleshy, glossy dark-green, the margins sinuate, with hooked black-brown marginal spines and long terminal spine. Inflorescence to 27'. This delightful plant starts with curly spines at the top which straighten out as they grow.

The Cactus King's Grow Log:

18 degrees fahrenheit no problem. Survived a bitter 22 degree ice storm with only slight burning on the edges away from the center.

Use mulch for best results.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
8b-11
Family: 
Agavaceae
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Moderate
Mature Height: 
6 ft
Mature Width: 
10 ft
Latin Name: 
Agave ferox

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)

Movies:

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)

Television:

USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zoos:

Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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Wholesale/Retail Hours

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9am - 6pm

Sunday:
Closed

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Addresses & Contact Information

Physical Address (IN-PERSON VISITS):
7900 I-45N
Houston TX, 77037

We're located directly next to the Tajj Inn.
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Mailing Address (WEB ORDER PAYMENTS):

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

Please make checks/money orders out to "Lyn Rathburn."
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