• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing rosette, reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Color and Texture
    Blooms:
    Large, vertical flower stalk emerges on mature plant.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing rosette, reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Large, vertical flower stalk emerges on mature plant.
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade in hot summer areas, away from reflected heat. Drought tolerant once established, but looks best with periodic water in extreme heat. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    'Blue Glow' is a cross between A. attenuata x A. ocahui.