Agave americana 'Mediopicta'

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Key information

Plant type

Cactus or succulent

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Agave Americana 'Mediopicta'

Plant details

This spiky succulent is native to Mexico. It is best grown in a pot and kept in a light, frost-free environment during winter. In the warmer months, it can be grown outside and makes a striking addition to patio displays. It makes a basal rosette of spreading, lance-shaped spiny green leaves with yellow variegation, and bears clusters of yellow-green flowers in summer.

Family: Agavaceae

Genus: Agave

Species: americana

Cultivar: Mediopicta

Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green, Golden variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

Flowering period: May to August

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