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Agave victoriae-reginae is a perennial with fleshy, succulent, lance-shaped leaves. Leaves form a neat round ball and are green with white stripes. They are of great architectural value and are often used as houseplants. The leaf clusters are usually 2-3 feet (60-90cm) high, the heights above being for the flower spikes which are only borne after the plants are between 5 and 40 years old, depending on the species.

Growing Agave

Agaves require a well-drained soil in full sun and are best if grit is incorporated in the soil when planting.

Plant type:     Perennial, cactus/succulent
Height:   5 to 5 feet
Spread:    24 inches to 3 feet
Habit:    Clump-forming
Foliage:     Evergreen
Growth rate:     Slow
Interests:    Foliage
Uses:     Borders, houseplant, rockery
Skill level:   Beginner
Maintenance:     None
Hardiness:     9   
Sun:     Full sun
Moisture:    Arid to average
Soil type:     Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility:     Moderate
Water consumption:     Light
Site:   Sheltered to average
Flower colour:    White
Flower season:     Late spring to mid summer
Flower size:     Medium
Foliage colour:     Green

Parent Category: Species Guides

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