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Agave victoriae-reginae

Queen Victorias Agave

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Agave victoriae-reginae
Principal Common Name Queen Victorias Agave
Common Name(s) Agave
Synonym Agave consideranti, Agave ferdinand-regis, Agave nickelsii
Description Small and quite compact, the Agave victoriae-reginae is a rosette with perfect symmetry. A solitary plant even if, when cultivated, it flourishes. The green leaves with their strongly marked white borders are short ( 15-20 cms.), rigid and thick and grow close together. At the end of each leaf is a short and robust black thorn. The inflorescence takes the form of a spike, from 2 to 4 meters high, containing many paired flowers of various colors, often with shades of purple red.
General Comments
Nativity Mexico
Height Range 0 - 0
Spread Range 0 - 18 IN
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Blue-green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Spiny
Form Succulent
Flower Color Cream
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Form

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