You might like...
Smaller and less spikey than many other agaves, this species makes an interesting addition to a succulent collection. It is a native of Mexico where it is found in desert and semi-desert regions. Large groups are found growing on steep canyon walls. In the UK, it is best grown in the greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant type: Cactus or succulent
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: February to April
I have bought an Agave variegata with the full knowledge that it is not completely hardy, yet I have seen many outside during winter. Mine is small enough to bring in to the consevatory at the moment, but when it grows how can I protect it during winter; especially one as harsh as the last that put paid to many of my "hardy" palms?
Hi George, I'm guessing you bought a variegated type of Agave americana. They are a little more tender than the bog standard species but if you can sit it inside an unheated greenhouse to keep it dry and maybe wrap it around with fleece on colder nights it ought to come through winter ok.
Add your own review
Please register or login to add a review