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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Under right condition it maguet bloom in 10 years. Agave Flora of Mexico Plants described in Views Read Edit View history. Back to Agavaceae index. This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. When the plant matures and blooms a tall candelabra inflorescence rises to over 20 feet mafuey yellow flowers that attract many birds and bees. A real specimen agave; not for the timid but a really distinct looking plant!

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 feet tall by twice as wide. During the winter months, one should only water enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling.

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Maguey Pulquero (Agave salmiana) in the Agaves Database –

Scatter and press lightly the seed onto the top of the compost. It needs a very well-drained, soil. When the plant matures and blooms the tall candelabra inflorescence rises to over 20 feet bearing yellow flowers that attract birds and bees.


The Agave salmiana grows fairly fast in summer if provided with copious water but allows to dry thoroughly salmmiana watering again. Agave salmiana Otto ex Salm-Dyck [1].

Stand the pots in water, moisten thoroughly and drain. Howard Gentry noted in his book that this plant is sensitive to frosts.

Articles with ‘species’ salmana Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keep it in a cool, frost-free area in winter and put it out on the balcony or patio in summer. It can get very large, and it is armed with needle-sharp spines.

At lower temperatures, germination usually takes considerably longer. The exact origins of this variety are unknown. In ancient Mexico, Ometotchtli, or Two Rabbit, was generally regarded as the supreme god of pulque, a “gift” from the gods to chase the sorrows of the human condition.

Coarsely fleshy cm long, frequently flushed reddish in the bud but opening yellow or greenish yellow. Originally from southern and central Mexico, it was introduced into gardens with a Mediterranean climate in Europe and sometimes escaped into the wild, thus becoming naturalised in some parts of southern Europe.

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Agave salmiana (Giant Agave)

It has a massive stature, urceolate form and shiny green leaves with samiana acuminate leaf jaguey. 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.


The plant then dies leaving suckers that grow into replacement plants. As an ornamental it is also grown in containers where it stays much smaller than its outdoor brethren.

Filaments mm long, inserted above mid-tube. At the other extreme it may be seen planted out in southern Arizona and Texas.

There is a ample variability in shape and colour of leaves this may owe to differences in provenance or to the possibility that many plants considered to be this species are actually a form salmiaana Agave americana subs. Cultivation is easy in a well-drained sandy soil with sunny exposure.

It can form small blisters.

A sodden compost is as sal,iana as a dry one. Perennial, very large evergreen rosetting succulent forming ample suckers which can lead to a large colony if suckers are not removed. Agave salmiana is considered to be the great wine making agave “maguey de pulque” and has long been cultivated in south central Mexico for this purpose.

Secure a polythene bag around the pot or cover the container sxlmiana glass or and place in a warm shaded place. A large stalk emerges from the center of the plant, it becomes 15 to 40 feet tall.

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