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Agave potatorum 'Kissho Kan'

Symmetrical rosettes of soft blue-tinged leaves are accented by ivory toothed margins. Spines emerge yellow, quickly transition to light brown, and mature to a light cinnamon brown. A rare, small selection from Japan, Kissho Kan makes an excellent specimen or container plant.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationa-GAH-vee poh-TAY-tor-um
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches up to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop', Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi', Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue', Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb', Sedum sieboldii

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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