• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly forms rosette 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; bloom reachse 4 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Succulent Foliage
    Blooms:
    Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-GAH-vee
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:10, 12, 13, 15 - 17, 21 - 30
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly forms rosette 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide; bloom reachse 4 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Blooms once at full maturity, 10 to 15 years or older.
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsHens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Agastache (Agastache); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • 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.