New Plant: Grocery Store Agave

There are now plants for sale outside our regular grocery store.  99.99% stuff I don't want, like petunias, but this Agave hooked me with his squiggly teeth.
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What species are you, dear?
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It called. I answered. I need to stop buying plants. I stay strictly away from garden centers, and the plants follow me to the grocery store. What's a gardener to do? 

Update 8/2/2013:  Likely Agave horrida v. perotensis.

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  1. We wish our grocery store sold plants like that! Yes, what's a gardener to do? :)

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  2. Plants are irresistible to me, the lovely greens, the variegated leaves, gorgeous flowers ... they want me to take them home, so I do.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  3. They're following you! Too funny. Glad you gave in, that ones a beauty!

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    1. They become beautiful on purpose. They know all my weaknesses.

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  4. I bought an Aloe glauca at Lowes yesterday, also with blue leaves and orange teeth, but not quite as lethal as an Agave. It's so hard to resist a big healthy flowering plant for only $19.99. At least mine was labeled. I would have a hard time resisting that Agave too, especially since it was at the grocery store. It's easier to hide the cost of plants from my husband when I buy them there.

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    1. Now you just gave me another reason to buy plants at the grocery store. Shame on you!

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  5. Much as I keep promising myself to only buy plants that I know I have a place for (yeah, like that ever works), they are indeed irresistible. Even when I really do have a "vacancy," I often find myself buying more than one. For the hole, I pick out the specimen that's vigorous and well-shaped, but many times there's also the scrawny little sibling behind it. . .the one that's crying "take me home!" take me home!"

    And thus doth the pot ghetto increase by one.

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  6. It's the cosmos telling you that you and the agave need each other.

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  7. You could try not buying groceries anymore. But I don't recommend it.

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    1. Yes, there's something about groceries I can't kick...

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  8. Ah yes, sometimes you just have to have it.

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    1. And sometimes you just buy it anyway.

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  9. That one's a beauty. I love its claws, and can see just how it got them into you!

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