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    Agave attenuata

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    Fox Tail Agave (7823948742911)
    Fox Tail Agave (7823948742911)
    Fox Tail Agave (7823948742911)
    Fox Tail Agave (7823948742911)

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    Fox Tail Agave

    Fox Tail Agave

    Agave attenuata

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    Plant Type
    Mature height
    4-5 ft.
    Mature Width
    4-6 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10, 11
    Drought Tolerant
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    The Fox Tail Agave is a gentle species with a graceful appearance that is popular for its easy nature and smooth, pliable, pale green leaves free from menacing teeth or claws.

    Agave attenuata is a frost-tender, elegant agave with large rosettes and an unusual, trunk-forming stem. This moderately-fast growing agave freely produces offsets creating colonies up to 10 feet wide. Each individual rosette may grow 4 ft. wide and has 15 to 35 leaves that are apple-green or grey-green, soft, slightly curved, and wider in the middle. The smooth, light grey, bare stem is distinctive and varies in length from 1.5 to 5 ft. from the base.

    The soft, harmless leaves make Agave attenuata a great choice near pathways or in patio containers. It can be planted as individual accents or in groupings throughout the garden, in borders, or on slopes. The Fox Tail Agave is stunning in succulent gardens, waterwise landscapes, as well as Mediterranean or Southwest garden design styles.

    This low-maintenance agave is easy to grow and drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for frost-free gardens of all sizes. With its large, soft rosettes resembling green flowers, the Fox Tail Agave adds beauty and lushness to the landscape. Order your Fox Tail Agave today for delivery to your home.

    Plant care

    Plant your Agave attenuata in well-draining soil. Use a porous soil like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix to mix with your native soil or use straight out of the bag as a potting mix for patio containers. In coastal gardens, plant in full sun. In hotter, inland gardens, provide light shade in the hot afternoons to help prevent leaf burn.

    After planting, thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water as needed when the soil is completely dry. This agave looks better with regular to occasional irrigation. Protect plants from snails, they love the soft tissue of the Fox Tail Agave.

    This frost-tender agave will get damaged if temperatures fall below 32℉. Fatality may occur if temperatures drop below 28℉. Consider a site that is protected from frost, or move plants to a warmer area if night temperatures should drop below freezing.

    The Fox Tail Agave is a prolific pupper, producing numerous suckers or pups from the base of the plant. Removal of pups is recommended to maintain the size of the colony and for a tidy appearance. Use pruners to divide or dispose of pups. They are easiest to remove when they are young and small.

    Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. The remaining offsets or pups will continue to grow until they mature and flower.
    Agave attenuata typically matures and blooms after several years (generally around 7-10 years) on a 6-12 ft. tall stalk. It will also produce bulbils (baby plants) along the flower stalk after blooming.

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    Q: Why is Agave attenuata commonly called the Fox Tail Agave?
    A: The tall flower spike has a distinctive curve that usually curves downward and rises back up resembling the tail of a fox. This agave’s unique, sinuous flower spike has led to other common names, including Lion’s Tail Agave and Swan's Neck Agave.

    Q: Why did my Agave attenuata leaves turn white?
    A: Because of their thin leaves, the Fox Tail Agave can burn with frost or intense sun and turn yellow or white where the burn occurred. When this happens it is best to provide frost protection or shade to prevent further damage. Unfortunately, the burnt leaves will not repair themselves. Cut away the damaged section. Trimming the leaf in a V or triangular shape may help preserve the plant aesthetics. Increased watering in the late summer may reduce heat stress and help mitigate the problem.

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