by Harry Gate
This month’s plant is Agave geminiflora. At first glance this plant does not appear to belong in the Agave family. A. geminiflora is a solitary, short-
It is not hardy, although if damaged by cold will regenerate in the spring. Some sources indicate that it will offset, but the prevailing opinion is that it does not. Like almost all agaves, it is monocarpic, the plant dying after flowering. Propagation is from seed.
It closest relative is Agave ornthihobroma, another novelty in the agave family.
Flexible, unarmed leaves allow this agave to be tolerable house plant. I obtained my plant from Kingwood Gardens in Mansfield.