Agave 'Cream Spike'

Agave ‘Cream Spike’


  • Botanical name: Agave 'Cream Spike'
  • Common name: Agave
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Evergreen
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Agave ‘Cream Spike’ is a variegated, low-growing agave, bearing olive-green leaves with a cream margin, and dark brown spines.


While regarded by many as an indoor or seasonal plant for growing outdoors in summer, ‘Cream Spike’ is said to be able to survive temperatures down to -8°C. It eventually forms an enormous rosette of stiff, dangerously pointed leaves. 


Grow Agave ‘Cream Spike’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from winter wet, alternatively grow in containers which you can move indoors in autumn. 

How to grow Agave 'Cream Spike'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

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Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Agave 'Cream Spike' and wildlife

Agave 'Cream Spike' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Agave 'Cream Spike' poisonous?

Agave 'Cream Spike' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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