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Twin Flowered Agave, Spaghetti strap agave
Agave geminiflora is a very beautiful plant that forms a dense globe of very narrow pliant dark green leaves, often with curling white fibres – but never teeth - on the margins although sharp terminal spines remind you this is an agave. At maturity these can have 200 leaves and measure 75cm across. The common name, alluded to by the species name, is ‘Twin-flowered agave’ as the flowers are arranged in pairs along a tall spike up to 5m. It is hardy to -6C or lower unprotected and also quite moisture tolerant if the sol is well-drained so worth trying outside in milder regions. For the rest of us it makes a handsome plant for the conservatory and summer patio.
Agave geminiflora Identification Sheet
- Northern Mexico
- Species / Cultivar
- A. Geminiflora
- Common name(s)
- Twin Flowered Agave, Spaghetti strap agave
- Indoors, bright direct light
- Well drained, sand loam
- Eventual height
- 0.2M - 0.5M
- Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen
- Rate of growth
- slow growing
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.
All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.
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The plant is a wonderful specimen and the service and delivery were faultless as always.