Agave, Century Plant, American Aloe, Maguey
Agave americana var. medio-picta

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: americana var. medio-picta
Additional cultivar information:(aka Aurea)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Green Valley, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Encino, California

Manhattan Beach, California

Mission Viejo, California

Norwalk, California

Reseda, California

San Leandro, California

Simi Valley, California

Spring Valley, California

Davenport, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Shreveport, Louisiana

Cincinnati, Ohio

Little Mountain, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 20, 2004, suntique from Lexington, SC wrote:

I have found this plant growing on Edisto Island SC and in Mexico Beach Fl. I live in Lexington SC. I found a large plant in Florida w/ lots of small "babies" around it. I am attempting to transplant some here to SC. My friend in Edisto has some that do well in their moderate winter. I'm curious to see how they do here.
Donna