Back to OC Succulents... I love how these Cow Horn Agaves pop in the sunlight. These are officially on my wish list!
🌵 My agave desmettiana dwarf flanked by sweet potato vine. One love all the rain the other doesn’t. Take a guess... 🤔
It’s really hard to believe that my Agave ovatifolia ‘Vanzie’ (shown today) is the same plant as the second May 7, 2017 photo. I really didn’t think it would make it through summer 2017. Now I need to replant it in spring 2019 so it doesn’t run into my A. angustifolia ‘Marginata’. Amazing growth! 😳🐲
Agave ovatifolia (Whale's Tongue Agave) - A solitary (non-offsetting) succulent that grows from 2 to 5 feet tall by 3 to 6 feet wide with a rounded rosette of short wide gray leaves that are distinctively cupped. They are proven hardy down to at least 4-5°F. (From smgrowers.com).
Ovatifolia’s only downfall seems to be overwatering. This summer I saw saw two (of a group of about 100) succumb to monsoon like rain. Those cup-like leaves that draw water towards the base of these agaves can also work to their disadvantage. I’m hoping that this fall’s non-stop barrage of Central Texas rainfall ends soon so our agaves can finally dry out for a spell. 🐲