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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Fairly thin leaves, about 1-2 feet in length. The closest guess I could come up with is some kind of agave :oops:

Seems no matter where I put this plant [in the ground] it doesn't shape up and get happy - should I go on the 'more sun side' or less :?:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:03 pm 
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I think this looks more like a Yucca than an Agave. However they're usually very tollerant plants that grow well anywhere.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:44 pm 
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Thanks Grapto! I think that Yucca musta poked my brain nice and good - why I couldn't get Agave outta my head, I have no idea...

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However they're usually very tollerant plants that grow well anywhere.


It baffles me how the hardiest of plants are the ones I sometimes have the 'hardiest' of times with... I'm currently nursing an Agave Americana back to a decent state :oops: :roll: :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:25 pm 
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I don't think light is it's problem, the newest two leaves look good so I'd just leave it alone. Maybe trim the brown parts off the older leaves if you like.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Yucca what? Tuberous root--Yucca Looks like Agave to me. Clear shot at 1,2 and 3 would tell the tale.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:46 pm 
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Total guess, but maybe a furcraea??


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Yes, that is a furcrea. I had one, killed it dead when I forgot to cover it, and heavy frost came.......

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:00 pm 
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Greetz, long time no see...
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I believe what you have there is Agave sisalana fa. medio-picta
http://www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/ ... 02-09.html

It likes plenty of heat but also plenty of moisture, thrives in hot humid Louisiana summertime...
- more of a tropical agave than a desert one...
It shows freeze damage much below upper 20's F
Not sure what gave yours a case of the uglies :shock: but it should grow out of it pretty quickly with adequate water.
BTW this plant is often sold as a Furcraea even though it is not...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:19 pm 
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To me it looks like a Furcrea more than an Avage.

I think Agave sisalana has "harder" leaves.

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Peyton,

Nice to see you back!

GFI,

I don't know what it is, other than nice.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:22 pm 
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Thank you Mr. McHarris :D

And Emy, like I said this plant is often mistaken for a Furcraea, though I can't really see why...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:13 pm 
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Close, but no ceegar. :? The A. sisalana's variegation is a different color. More of a cream, than the lime green. Also, the outer part of the leaves aren't as dark green on the A. sisalana, they are more of a greenish-blue. They do look similar, but the sisalana's leaves are much stiffer. I guess it could be a lime-colored A. sisalana, but I've never seen that. And I do buy, sell and grow rare agaves. :lol:

If it IS an agave sisalana, it is VERY valuable.....because that lime-green color is NOT common!

I could be wrong, but this is my educated guess. :P


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Greetz, long time no see...
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I believe what you have there is Agave sisalana fa. medio-picta
http://www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/ ... 02-09.html

It likes plenty of heat but also plenty of moisture, thrives in hot humid Louisiana summertime...
- more of a tropical agave than a desert one...
It shows freeze damage much below upper 20's F
Not sure what gave yours a case of the uglies :shock: but it should grow out of it pretty quickly with adequate water.
BTW this plant is often sold as a Furcraea even though it is not...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:51 pm 
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Sorry, I say ceegar. :roll:
But you say no ceegar....
so I say look at the leaf tips...
actually the whole plant says sisalana to me...
and we all know that coloration (and leaf stiffness) can vary a lot depending on culture, environment, nutrition, etc...
And I seriously doubt anyone would pay a lot for it, especially in its current condition.
That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:17 pm 
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RPW wrote:
And Emy, like I said this plant is often mistaken for a Furcraea, though I can't really see why...

Probably because most people have seen few, if any Furcraeas, let alone ones that were correctly identified.

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still waiting for some close-ups before I give my .24 Pesos worth
AZED.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:20 am 
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RPW,
Ok, sounds good to me. I've killed BOTH species we are talking about! LOL!

:lol:

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arizonaed wrote:
still waiting for some close-ups before I give my .24 Pesos worth
AZED.


Hi AzEd,

Will certainly take some close-ups of the plant real soon. Just have to make sure it didn't wash away with all this rain.

Thanks for all the help in the ID'ing of this one. Looks like a better picture might have been the place to start with... :x


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:48 am 
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I'll eat my shorts if that's not a Furcraea. While it may be true that few have seen them, they are quite common in southern California.

There's a good picture of A. sisilana here. Looking forward to the detailed pictures.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Hopefully these pics will be more helpful.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:38 pm 
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Still looks like Agave sisalana to me...
Hope the shorts taste good :lol:


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Looks like A sisalana to me as well.

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Agave sisalana---no doubt.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:12 am 
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Now THESE pictures look like A. sisalana! :D Not as "green" looking.

Nice plant, but don't let it freeze!

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Thanks again for the help, now to read up and figure out the right spot for it... trimmed it up today, wow, amazing what a little snip snip can do for a beat up plant :shock: - looking much more fine :)

Yes Mercury, thanks for the heads-up, for now that plant has got a warm home for all it's gone through... this one won't go ice cream on me... [it's 'cold' for our standards alright, ouch a bone chilling 42 degrees :wink: :roll: ]


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Hello

I know I am late to see this plant and now late to express an opinion ,however ,I nearly baught one of these yesterday. And it was labled furcraea??

The plant I saw wasvery vivid and very fleshy unlike an Aloe.

I think I will buy one and watch it grow.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:14 pm 
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David,
Are you needing to water your plants in your area now?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:33 am 
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Hello Ed ,

Summer arrived 2 days ago.

However in Qld and the Northern territory they are under water as i expect you know.

The area affected is said to be greater than the combined area of France and germany.

Each night on TVwe see, this or that poor soul up to their arm pits in water, wading to and fro between their homes and higher ground.

I have been caught up in such floods when I was younger. it was great fun , but then again I did not have a house and possessions.


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David

Ps I am on holiday and have started some new works in my garden.i will post soon as I may need some suggestions to make my current feature work well.


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