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Agave lechuguilla

Common Name(s): Tampico fiber
Family: Agavaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 70 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 18 to 24 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 14° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Fine sands, silts, and clay loam
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright
Restricted to Chihuahuan Desert. Found on rocky, limestone derived soils.
Pythium, Anthrachose
Poison - mammals, Material - fiber
Subtropical-dry summe, dry climate
Geographical Origin:
Mexico, South central USA

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