Saturday, June 21, 2014

More Pups!

Hello there!
After noticing pups on my Agave parryi ssp. truncata I decided to go look and see if any of my other agaves had grown pups. I found a couple of unexpected ones - the one above is an Agave 'Little Shark' pup, I think. Here is mom:
Agave 'Little Shark' - one of three
I was also excited to see not just one, but two pups from Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' in the front gravel garden. On is very close to the parent plant:
pup just to the right of the parent plant - about 2 years in the ground, 1 year in the gravel
The second pup was hiding under all the rose petals:
2nd pup under the rose petals and grass leaves
The A. 'Mediopicta Alba' is on the north side of the house, which gets a lot less sun that the back garden, and basically no extra irrigation. It will be interesting to see how fast these pups grow. The parent plant hasn't gotten much bigger in the 2 years that it's been in the ground.


  1. That's great, Renee! The only pups I seem to get are on A. parryii. The fastest growing of my agave appear to be the ones that get the most supplemental water.

    1. Thanks for the comment! This agave gets almost no extra water, since it's out of reach of both my and my neighbors lawn sprinklers. I've found the same (more water=faster growth) which is one more reason to be surprised this agave pupped!


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