agave americana


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A desert emergency food used for production of sugar and syrup. Common landscaping ornamental plant, looks like Aloe, but thicker leaves, (not related to aloe) sometimes more bluish or grey-green, or whitish sharp spikes. When it flowers, a thick vertical stem shoots out of the middle straight up, (sometimes to 40ft!) (12m) with clusters of tubular yellow-green flowers which are edible. They take a long time until they flower, sometimes years. These center stalks are edible when young. Leave a hole where the stalk used to be and it will fill with sap, “agave syrup”, a sweetener. The “heart” is edible- the clump between leaves and root. Leaves can be eaten but aren’t that great NOTE: juice is caustic and can cause skin rash and burn eyes. Best to cook or roast the leaves, then eat, spitting out the fiber. Juice can be boiled to make soap that lathers. Sap is antiseptic, used for diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, diuretic. Root can be boiled and eaten but handle carefully when raw- quite caustic. Roots used to treat syphilis. Unlike other plants, agaves are better the older they get. Seeds, roots, heart can be ground into flour. Water in which agave leaf fiber has been soaked for a day can be used as a scalp disinfectant and tonic for people losing hair. Steroid drug precursors are obtained from the leaves. Edible ones- americana, atrovirens, cantala, chrysantha, complicata, crassipina, deserti, palmeri, paryi, salmiana, scabra, shawii, sisalana, tequilana, utahensis. Non edible- A. lechuguilla.
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The flower stalks and the base leafs of the agave americana plant make for good food sources as they can be safely consumed after roasting.
Agave americana cannot be consumed raw as ingesting its sap leads to kidney and liver failure.
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The P solubilizing capacity of the strains isolated from the Agave americana and of the reference strains was tested by plate assay using Pikovskaya medium (PVK) supplemented with 1.
The morphological and physiological characteristics of the bacterial strains isolated from the Agave americana rhizosphere with the potential to be use as biofertilizers are shown in Table 1.
Gas exchange and metabolite fluctuations in green and yellow bands of variegated leaves of monocotyledonous CAM species Agave americana.
All of the plants have been selected for their potential to be grown in the changing English climate,including Agave americana,Bougainvillea glabra,Citrus sinensis,Nerium oleander and Yucca gloriosa.
Nigel was away for the weekend when his Mexican Agave Americana Century Plant put on a six-foot spurt, sending a flower stalk with 3,000 blossoms through the glass.
Look out for the variety Agave Americana Variegata which has yellow stripes on its leaf edges.
The tall, strap-leafed form of both variegated Agave americana and New Zealand flax combines well with succulent ground covers.