ⓘ Agave cactus. Leuchtenbergia is a genus of cactus which has only one species, Leuchtenbergia principis. It is native to north-central Mexico. The genus is named ..

                                     

ⓘ Agave cactus

Leuchtenbergia is a genus of cactus which has only one species, Leuchtenbergia principis. It is native to north-central Mexico. The genus is named after Maximilian Eugen Joseph, Duke of Leuchtenberg and amateur botanist.

It is very slow-growing but can eventually grow up to 70 cm high, with a cylindrical stem which becomes bare and corky at the base with age. It has long, slender, grayish-green tubercles 6–12 cm long, with purplish-red blotches at their tips. The tubercles are topped with papery spines, making the plant resemble an agave; old, basal tubercles dry up and fall off. After four years or so, yellow, funnel-shaped flowers 5–6 cm diameter may be borne at the tubercle tips. The fruit is smooth and green, 3 cm long and 2 cm broad. It has a large, tuberous taproot.

                                     
  • Tropicos Gentry, Howard Scott. Weber, John Henry. Cactus and Succulent Journal 42: 223, f. 1 2. 1970. Agaves of Continental North America, Howard Scott Gentry
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  • Encinitas also has Shaw s Agaves planted as part of their California native plant xeriscaping. There are also some specimens in the cactus garden portion of Friendship
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  • Merit. Agave titanota Gentry The Plant List. Retrieved 5 January 2018. Agave titanota Cactus Art Nursery. Retrieved 5 January 2018. Agave titanota
  • Horticultural Society s Award of Garden Merit. Cactus Art Nursery, Agave macroacantha viridis The Plant List, Agave macroacantha Zuccarini, Joseph Gerhard. Nova
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  • on a spike of 2 - 3.3 feet high. Agave nizandensis can be propagated vegetatively or by seed. Cutak, Ladislaus. Cactus and Succulent Journal 23: 143. 1951
  • Mexico. Agave ghiesbreghtii World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012 - 12 - 12 Desert Tropicals Cactus Art
  • outdoors in a sheltered cactus garden or similar environment, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society s Award of Garden Merit. Agave parrasana The Plant