Agave decipiens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

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False Sisal


Plant Specifics

Size:4-5 (8) ft tall by 5 (8) ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Coastal hammocks, shell middens, dry coastal uplands.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Plant where its pointy foliage will be an asset but not be touched.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.



Larval host for Yucca Giant Skipper (Megathymus yuccae) and Cofaqui Giant Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui).  Pollinated by moths.