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Agave attenuata 'Variegata'

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: attenuata (at-ten-yoo-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Synonym:Agave attenuata var. variegata

One vendor has this plant for sale.

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Feb 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Basically same as regular A attenuata except slower to offset (or else all the offsets are taken off to sell) and doesn't seem to grow as fast or get as large. Striking plant, though, and takes a lot of sun for a variegated plant. Plants tend to be very pricey, though.

As wimpy a plant as Agave attenuata is with cold, this one is even wimpier, with just frost doing significant leaf damage. Best to protect this one on such nights. A recent cold of 27F hit our yard in Los Angeles city limits Jan 07 and melted this plant to mush in no time. Bummer.


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

Queen Creek, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Fallbrook, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California
Vacaville, California
Valley Village, California
Vista, California
Corpus Christi, Texas

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