What I really mean is the price. Until this week, this plant was out of reach...another type of OUCH!
For two years I've watched this plant go down in price. It was 36.00 US at one point!
It was $20 this past Spring. But I had already purchased enough plants and I had to pass.
Then it happened; 50% off! But off of what starting price?
Usually the table is filled with rejects. But not this time. This time it held 4 or 5 of my beloved Bovis!
For agave collectors, Agave bovicornuta holds a special charm.
Rather than the regular single set of teeth, Bovi has a double row.
And as it gets older and bigger, these will get more pronounced.
I've really started paying attention to what types of clay pots I use for special plants. Hope you like it!
And, hey, who needs a bulldog when you can just guard your house with a bunch of these. LOL
The details: Agave bovicornuta means cow horn agave. It is from the higher mountains of Mexico and grows in rocky terrain beneath pine and hardwood forests. That means it can tolerate a bit of frost; perhaps down to 25F. It also means that it might bleach out in full sun. Not all agaves HAVE TO HAVE FULL SUN. In fact, this one would appreciate some dappled shade under a high tree canopy. I have a number of these types of agaves and they thrive and grow just fine in shade.
Well, that's it for today. Happy Hunting. Oh, and the price?
Gee, I almost forgot.
It was $4.00 US.