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Leuchtenbergia principis

Native range: North-Central Mexico

Known names: Agave Cactus

Hardiness: Best kept above freezing, heat tolerant,

Mature Size: ~6" wide and tall

Light: Bright direct light - full sun, shade in afternoon

Water: Drought tolerant, water when soil is dry.

Soil: Succulent mix

Dormancy Period: N/A

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: Grown in 4" pot, Shipped bare-root


Leuchtenbergia principis is the only species in the genus- which makes this quite a unique plant. Slow growing. Yellow flowers with orange center appears around summer but could also appear in spring. Looks similar to an agave at maturity with a trunk!

Leuchtenbergia principis [2.5"]

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