Agave americana v. medio-picta alba

$10.80

1gal plants with a maximum of 5 per customer order please.

Click here for complete Price List.

Out of stock

 

Agave americana v. medio-picta alba

Horticultural Data | Shipping & Availability | Top

Agave americana v. medio-picta alba is a beautiful white variegated form of regular americana. Variegation runs down the center of the leaves and is really white not creamy. Plants grow to about 3′ to 4′ in diameter. Agave americana v. medio-picta alba does not flower and die possibly due to the variegation in the center inhibiting the inflorescence.

Agave americana v. medio-picta alba is a very ornamental plant with variegated leaves that are green/gray on their margins with a white stripe down the center. Agave americana v. medio-picta alba is slightly slower growing than the species. Its recurved leaves have spines on their margins and a long spine at their end. Care should be taken to locate this plant away from foot traffic. This plant is deer- and rodent-resistant. Its sap can irritate skin – so do not trim it with a chainsaw. Agave americana v. medio-picta alba will grow faster in summer with some additional irrigation.

Horticultural Data

Description | Horticultural Data | Shipping & Availability | Top

Names and Synonyms: Agave ingens var. picta, Agave zonata, Agave virginica, Agave variegata, Agave americana var. theometel, Agave theometel, Agave subzonata, Agave spectabilis, Agave ramosa, Agave picta, Agave altissima, Agave rasconensis, Agave milleri, Agave communis, Agave complicata, Agave felina, Agave fuerstenbergii, Agave gracilispina, Agave ingens, Agave melliflua

Common Names: White-striped Century Plant, American Agave, Maguey

Family: Agavaceae

Origin: Mexico

Size Label: 5 gal

Mature Size: individual rosette

Height: 3-4′

Width: 3-5′

Cold Tolerance: 20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C

Heat Tolerance: Extreme

Light Requirement: Full sun

Water needs: Extremely drought tolerant. Can take occasional irrigation in dry climates

Maintenance: Plan for the plant’s mature size and locate it carefully to allow for easy bi-annual maintenance. Remove pups, dead leaves and spine tips (as desired).

Uses: Dramatic landscape or specimen plant, xeriscape, excellent in large rock gardens, barrier plantings. Striking large container plant and it can be grown at a much smaller size in containers as an indoor plant.

Propagation: Medio-picta ‘alba’ does not flower and die possibly due to the variegation in the center inhibiting the inflorescence. ‘Pups’ can be detached and replanted at any time.

Special notes: This is a very ornamental plant with variegated leaves that are green/gray on their margins with a white stripe down the center. Agave americana var medio-picta alba is slightly slower growing than the species. Its recurved leaves have spines on their margins and a long spine at their end. Care should be taken to locate this plant away from foot traffic. This plant is deer and rodent resistant. Its sap can irritate skin – so do not trim it with a chainsaw. It will grow faster in summer with some additional irrigation.

Research Links:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60549/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_americana

http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=61

http://plantlust.com/plants/agave-americana-var-mediopicta-alba/

Shipping & Availability

Description | Horticultural Data | Shipping & Availability | Top

There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
Click here for complete Price List.