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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The sap is magusy acidic and can be quite painful if it comes in contact with the skin. It does well in full sun or a lightly shaded area. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In ancient Mexico, Ometotchtli, or Two Rabbit, was generally regarded as the supreme god of pulque, a “gift” from the gods to chase the sorrows of the human condition.

Agave salmiana (Giant Agave)

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Agave salmiana group. Phoenix Arizona, Mid March – April. Specimens magjey survive in pots or in the ground in the wet winters of the south coast of England.

It takes full sun and is drought tolerant.

Plant in full sun where it is drought tolerant. Spring in habitat late March to June appears to be the principal flowering season. It needs good drainage and aeration. Tube large funnelform, mm deep, 20 salmiaja broad, thick-walled. It is multiplied more easily by planting shoots than by seedlings. Relatively easy to propagate by seeds or by suckers.

The Agave salmiana grows fairly fast in summer if provided with copious water but allows to dry thoroughly before watering again.

Use extreme care when working around or trimming any Agave. Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Agave salmiana group Agave salmiana Otto ex Salm-Dyck: Under right condition it would bloom in 10 years.


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. Koch Gentry [1] is often encountered in cultivation. The origins of magey variety are somewhat unknown. It produces many suckers which can lead to a large colony if the suckers are not removed. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index.

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 maguy to give more shelter Alcoholic drinks: 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 differs from other Agave salmiana in its massive stature, urceolate form and the shiny green leaves with short acuminate leaf tips.

Ovary green mm long, thick, cylindric.

Maguey Pulquero (Agave salmiana) in the Agaves Database –

Agave salmiana is a species of the family Asparagaceaenative to central and southern Mexico. Otto ex Salm-Dyck [1]. Full Sun Summer Salmjana For a pot culture, it requires a container of very large size to remain in an harmonious appearance. A real specimen agave; not for the timid but a really distinct looking plant! The epithet ferox is due to the hard and long up to 8 cm apical spines.

Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: It can withstand a light frost if it is completely dry. The largest specimens have been significantly taller. In southern California this large dark green plant has long been identified as Agave salmiana var.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Berger Agave chinensis F. Howard Gentry noted in his book that this plant is sensitive to frosts. Originally from southern and central Mexico, it was introduced into gardens maguy a Mediterranean climate in Europe and sometimes escaped into the wild, thus becoming naturalised in some parts of southern Europe. Native in sand, sandy loam, clay and other heavy soils.


Agave salmiana – Wikipedia

The flower stalk is huge 15 to 40 feetstarting like an asparagus, but its flowers are inconspicuous. Produces ample suckers which can lead to a large colony if suckers are not removed. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat The leaves magguey, a basal rosette, up to 6 feet long, nearly 12 inches wide, shiny green leaves with short acuminate leaf tips, curved or reflexed at the tip, margin toothed.

Agave salmiana in San Francisco Botanical Garden. Keep it in a dalmiana, frost-free area in winter and put it out on the salmizna or patio in summer. Once germination has taken place, remove gradually the glass or plastic and move into a good light but not in direct sun.

As an ornamental it is also grown in containers where it stays much smaller than its outdoor brethren. But do not cover the small seeds with compost. Perennial, very large evergreen rosetting succulent forming ample suckers which can lead to a large colony if suckers are not removed.

Like most agaves, the species is monocarpicthat is to say it only flowers once and then dies. Terminal spine cm, black-brown grooved above for over half its length. Some seedlings may appear within a salmoana or 10 days others will take longer.

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