• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Drought Tolerant Plant
    Blooms:
    Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on fully mature plants.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee de-smet-ee-AY-na
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:13, 20 - 29
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Large, vertical flower stalks emerge on fully mature plants.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Design IdeasThe dramatic, architectural structure of the Agave make it a stunning choice for a variety of gardens. Include this variegated beauty in a desert, modern, minimalist and even Mediterranean landscape and you will bring natural structure and texture to your garden. Create a stunning focal point by planting in mass among hardscape components like stone, rock, and wood. The use of a single Agave plant in a modern container or a mixed planting with other smaller succulents offers a low maintenance option for colder climates to enjoy this plant indoors and out.
    Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Cuphea (Cuphea); Yarrow (Achillea); Chalk Fingers (Senecio); Sea Lavender (Limonium); Mexican Grass Tree (Dasylirion longissimum);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide lean to average, well-drained soil. Thrives in full sun in cool coastal areas; shelter from harsh afternoon sun and reflected heat in hot summer areas. 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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