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Agave amica


Agave amica

Family Name: Asparagaceae
Synonyms: Polianthes tuberosa
Common Name: Tuberose, 晚香玉


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Plant Shape Grassy


Native Distribution Central Mexico, Southeast Mexico, Southwest Mexico
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Grass-like perennial, with an underground storage bulb. The rosette foliage is about 40 cm tall, while the flowering stem can grow up to 1.2 m.
Foliage Leaves, rosette, linear to lance-shaped leaves
Flowers Flower borne in spikes, waxy, white, funnel-shaped, often fragrant
Ethnobotanical Uses Cut - Dried Flower: Popular choice in the cut flower industry due to its attractive fragrant flowers

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Fragrant, Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Container Planting, Parks & Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Storage Organ (Bulb)


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 33944
Species ID 8360
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Species record last updated on: 26 August 2021.