Agave americana v. medio-picta alba

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5 gal $18.00

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Agave americana v. medio-picta alba

  • 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.