Agave guiengola


Soft succulent leaves. Offsets are prolific. This showy Agave requires slightly more attention than other similar succulents. Grow in a protected environment with a good mix of sun and shade.Prolific with lots of babylets. Very soft leaves that break easily if brushed against, this is the agave to grow indoors for that special effect. Thrives in moderate shade and enjoys being watered.

Utilize a high grade mulch when repotting.

The Cactus King's Grow Log:

"Soft leaves burns at around 28 degrees and below. Burning of softer leaves can be avoided by utilizing a tarp for protection against cold snaps. Specimens survived lows of 19 degrees fahrenheit when greenhouse heater burned out. Leaves burned but the plant didn't die. "

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to Shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in Summer, Dry in Winter
Mature Height: 
Mature Width: 
Latin Name: 
Agave guiengola
Common Name: 
Whale's Tail

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


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


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


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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Houston TX, 77037

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