AGAVE albopilosa
AGAVE albopilosa
AGAVE albopilosa
AGAVE albopilosa

AGAVE albopilosa

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Author : I.Cabral, Villarreal & A.E.Estrada
Family : Agavaceae
Habitat : Mexique
The white hair agave (Agave albopilosa) is an extra small species forming solitary or clustered balls of numerous, narrow leaves. It is unique in the genus and distinguished by the very peculiar full ring of white hairlike fibres just underneath the terminal spine. From a distance it looks like cotton balls on the end of each leaf, however the new leaves do not carry hair, but the horny area around the terminal spine looks a bit like the tip of a triangular wooden pencil that opens like a mesemb capsule to reveal the snow-white fibres. They could act as the areoles in cacti, and may serve as a capacitor and water sensor. For a plant that lives on vertical cliffs, it can be effective. This plant lives in the same manner of a bromeliad Tillandsia. Would it also absorbs moisture through its leaves and absorb water drops through its leaves? It is very slow growing and will grow to around 30 cm in diameter. Three year old seedlings are the size of a tennis ball. The plant was first found in the mid-1990s, but not described and given a scientific name until 2007. 
2 years old seedling. 2/3 cm.
OUR PLANTS ARE SENT WITH THE POT OR BARE ROOTS. PLEASE CONSULT OUR CONDITIONS OF SALE BECAUSE NO GUARANTEE IS GIVEN REGARDING THEIR RETURN. THEY ALSO TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK, THE CARRIER YOU HAVE CHOSEN REMAINS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DELIVERY. YOU MUST CONTACT HIM IN CASE OF A DELIVERY PROBLEM, WITH THE TRACKING NUMBER YOU HAVE RECEIVED.

 
CULTURE :
Exposure : bright and sunny. 
Take care do not expose the caudex in full sun.
Temperature : minimum of 10°c (summer growth)
Soil : not too rich but mainly well drained. You can use a mix of pumice with your habitual potting soil
winter resting with loose of leaves in autumn

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