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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Agave sisalana-Sisal Agave

Hemp Plant, Sisal or Hemp is one of the most widely produced natural fibers in the world. This agave is a major crop in Chiapas, Mexico, where it is believed to have originated. It is also a striking ornamental plant, producing bold rosettes of wide green leaves. Be sure to allow this agave plenty of room to develop. It grows quickly to 6 feet tall and wide. The leaves have no teeth, but do have a sharp spine at the tip.

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