Saturday, May 3, 2014

Agave desmettiana 'Joe Hoak'

 Agave desmettiana 'Joe Hoak'
I was given this plant about eighteen months ago by a nursery colleague who did not have a name for it. I initially thought it was a Yucca but have since found out it is the white variegated form of Agave desmettiana and brother to the popular 'El Miradores Gold'. 'El Miradore' is quick growing and flowers readily with hundreds of 'bulbils' or new plants produced on the flowering stem, so many in fact it is hard to know what to do with them. My 'Joe Hoak' is still in a pot and increasing in size slowly though it is now producing some nice offsets which can be carefully removed once big enough.
 The name 'Joe Hoak' refers to Hoak's Greenhouse and Nursery Inc of Homestead ,Florida.

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