Agave weberi, Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, Centennial Museum, UTEP agave weberi
Common Name Weber Agave, Weber century plant, Arizona star
Latin Name Agave weberi
Family Agavaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 8b-11
Type / Form Succulent / Medium
Native Habitat Texas, northeastern Mexico
Soil Dry decomposed granite, limestone, sand, low organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Large thick points, to 4ft long; mildly toothed if at all, spine on tip only; upright, usually more narrow at base instead spooned out; tropical appearance
Flowers Large stalk to 15ft high bearing cluster of yellow flowers
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets).  Allow cut surface to callous over before planting.  From seed; direct sow after last frost
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, fire retardant
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Moonlight, Songbird, Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Flowers used by nectirvorous bats, hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses Used to make rope and cloth, rosettes baked
Links  
    Images, and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Agave_weberii.html
    Images, and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60684/
    Images, and data http://www.mswn.com/Plant%20Info%20Sheets/Agave%20weberi.pdf
    Images, and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Agave_weberi.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/AgaveWebers/AgaveWebers.htm
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AGWE
    Distribution map http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242101322
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2875
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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