• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; forms clumps 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Drought Tolerant Plant
    Blooms only once, at full maturity.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee de-smet-ee-AY-na
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    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:Blooms only once, at full maturity.
    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 PlantsMexican Grass Tree (Dasylirion longissimum); Cuphea (Cuphea); Yarrow (Achillea); Chalk Fingers (Senecio); Sea Lavender (Limonium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide lean to average, well drained soil away from reflected sun and heat. Tolerates drought once established, but thrives with supplemental watering during the hot season. 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, needs only occasional watering.


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