Agave victoriae-reginae

Agave victoriae-reginae

Queen victoria's agave

  • Botanical name: Agave victoriae-reginae
  • Common name: Queen victoria's agave
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Evergreen
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Agaves are succulents that form rosettes of fleshy, spiny-edged leaves. They are mostly grown as houseplants or conservatory plants but larger varieties can add a stunning architectural look to the garden.


Agave victoriae-reginae forms a dense rosette of fleshy, triangular leaves, up to 30cm in length, that have white edges and black tips. This eye-catching plant also has attractive white ‘bud-printing’ on the leaves – the impressions made by leaves on one another as they develop – adding to the plant’s appeal.


Agave victoria-reginae makes an attractive houseplant or conservatory plant. It will enjoy a sunny position on the patio in summer; bring the plant indoors in the autumn and keep bone dry and frost-free over winter.

How to grow Agave victoriae-reginae

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm 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 December

Agave victoriae-reginae and wildlife

Agave victoriae-reginae has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Agave victoriae-reginae poisonous?

Agave victoriae-reginae 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