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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Relatively easy to propagate by seeds or by suckers. Like most agaves, the species is monocarpicthat is to say it only flowers once and then dies. Native Central Mexico, Usually used in cultivation for pulque.

Cultivation is easy in a well-drained sandy soil with sunny exposure.

Never let the pots dry out-but don’t saturate them either. Koch See all synonyms of Agave salmiana. Use extreme care when working around or trimming any Agave. The Agave salmiana grows fairly fast in summer if provided with copious water but allows to dry thoroughly before watering again.

Agave salmiana (Giant Agave)

Central and southern Mexico. Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: Use extreme care when working around or trimming any Agave. Agave salmiana ‘Green Giant’ Giant Agave – This architectural succulent is recognizable by its thick, graceful, dark gray-green out-curving leaves with projecting spines and massive stature, reaching to szlmiana tall by twice as wide. We wish to thank Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for some of the information on this page.


Habit and Cultural Information. The leaves symmetrical, 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. If possible, germinate in a propagator. Repot every two years. The origins of this variety are somewhat unknown.

Use pot sxlmiana good drainage.

It differs from other Agave salmiana in its massive stature, urceolate form and the shiny green leaves with short acuminate leaf tips. When the plant matures produces a very tall up to 9 metres candelabra-like spike, with bright yellow blooms that attract birds and bees.

Maguey Pulquero (Agave salmiana) in the Agaves Database –

Tube large funnelform, mm deep, 20 mm broad, thick-walled. Terminal spine cm, black-brown grooved above for over half its length. Plant in full sun where it is drought tolerant.

Otto ex Salm-Dyck [1]. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It has a massive stature, urceolate form and msguey green leaves with short acuminate leaf tips.

Back to Agavaceae index. The exact origins of this variety are unknown. By using this site, you agree to the Terms ealmiana Use and Privacy Policy.


Need full sun and a very well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy or gravely soil. Gentry Agave salmiana var. Large, loosely leaved, Leaves: Salmianw 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 position to give more shelter Alcoholic drinks: It was noted in cultivation in the Tehuacan and Puebla regions, probably because Agave salmiana is considered to be the great wine making agave “maguey de pulque” and was long cultivated for this purpose.

For a pot culture, it requires a container sa,miana very large size to remain in an harmonious appearance.

magufy Agave salmiana is a species of the family Asparagaceaenative to central and southern Mexico. Mexico North America Evergreen: The epithet ferox is due to the hard and long up to 8 cm apical spines.

Agave salmiana are usually cultivated outdoors in rock gardens, in cactus and succulent gardens, in Mediterranean-style landscapes, in borders, or as a specimen.