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Agave funkiana

1st March 2015

A species that forms part of the albomarginata-lechuguilla-lophantha complex. The whole group have variable characteristics but they all have distinctive shin-stabbing tips to the leaves. I suffer more accidental stabbings from this group than all of the other species I grow so I view them with the lacklustre enthusiasm of someone weakened by blood loss.
Many forms produce suckers rather freely.
Thanks to the wonder of archived notes I can tell you that this is one of three seedlings I bought in 1993 and the only one to survive.