With its attractive symmetrical habit Agave geminiflora is one of the best small growing agaves for use in containers or the garden. Also known as the ‘Twin Flowered’ agave as the flower stems have twin tubular flowers.
Grown mainly for the foliage with its long mid green foliage, this is a neat symmetrical plant that will grow to cover around 3ft (1m) in a circle, excellent in a nice round terra cotta pot or container.
The foliage is deep green and this is an ‘un armed agave’ no spikes. Instead it puts out small white threads which add to the overall look.
Agave gemiflora will also provide a spectacular show of flowers with its flower spike. After flowering the parent plant will die, however the offsets can be replanted to replace the plant. The foliage is more upright in full sun and more relaxed in shade. Best outdoors in Zones 9 – 10
Landscaping uses Care and Growing Conditions
Grown in a container as a single specimen this is a most attractive plant. Also useful for planting as a low growing border.
One of this little plants great attributes is its ability to grow in part shade, this makes it a little more adaptable of patios and balconies as well as in the garden.
Although after flowering the parent plant will die, it will have set pups or offsets that will take over.
Agave geminiflora Care
Agave gemiflora is one of the most adaptable agaves of all agaves growing well in full sun to shade as long as it is not heavy shade. They do require a well drained soil and in all but the driest conditions require little to no water.
Frost and extreme cold can be overcome by growing in pots or containers and overwintering indoors or similar sheltered position.
- Full sun to part shade
- Well drained growing medium
- Only water sparingly, let the growing medium dry out between watering.
- Outdoors in USDA Zones 9 – 11
No pruning is required.
- Agave gemiflora ‘Spaghetti strap’ – This is a cultivar with weeping foliage.
Propagation is easy by removing the pups that form at the side of the plant. Also easy by seed.
Agave gemiflora is available for sale from the following nurseries
SILVERTHORN RANCH NURSERY – phone: 760-728-9051
1826 S. Alturas St. Fallbrook California 92028
Wholesale growers and online suppliers of Agaves, Cactus, Succulents, Yuccas, Euphorbias, Palms, Golden Barrel cactus, With Cites Permits for export. Assorted sizes 4″ up to 30 gallon box plants
GULF COAST GREENERY
A grand collection of amazing container plants. many Sizes. Wholesale and Mail Order. Order Online. Includes: Agave lechuguilla, Agave paryi, Agave tequilana, Agave victoriae reginae
GARDINO NURSERY Rare & Unusual Plants
Tropical plant nursery that specialising in a wide variety of rare and unusual plants. Shipping is available to retail and wholesale customers nationwide. Our site also contains lots of useful information on a variety of tropical plants (over 500 varieties) and a gardening guide.