Agave potatorum

Agave potatorum


  • Botanical name: Agave potatorum
  • Common name: Agave
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Evergreen
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Agave potatorum is a beautiful small variety of agave, forming a neat rosette of fleshy blue-grey leaves with dangerous dark brown spines. It’s perfect for growing in containers as part of a drought-tolerant display.


Grow Agave potatorum in well-drained soil. Hardy to -10°C, it needs protection from winter wet, ideally move to an unheated greenhouse in autumn. 

How to grow Agave potatorum

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    20cm 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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

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 potatorum and wildlife

Agave potatorum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Agave potatorum poisonous?

Agave potatorum 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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