• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing up to 18 inches tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Infrequent flowers
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing up to 18 inches tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Infrequent flowers
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design IdeasUnlike many Agaves which grow to be huge specimens, 'Kissho Kan' stays small, eventually growing only about a foot high. Its smaller size makes it ideal for growing in patio pots and troughs with other succulents.
    Companion PlantsAeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop', Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi', Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb', Sedum sieboldii
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil away from reflected heat. Tolerates drought once established; looks best with supplemental watering during the hot season. Mother plant will die after flowering but new suckers from below the rosette 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: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.