Agave
Agave zebra

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: zebra (ZEE-bruh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Chandler Heights, Arizona

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Mission Viejo, California

Arlington, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 24, 2012, GermanStar from Fountain Hills, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

One of the finest Agaves on the planet! Quite hardy, completely sun tolerant, and drop dead gorgeous.

Positive

On Jun 14, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice looking plant, and a relatively fast grower. I had not seen it in cultivation until a few years ago, but now it seems to be everywhere, and no longer a rare plant in nurseries specializing in succulents. I found from personal experience that young plants are prone to rot if overwatered, at least compared to most other Agaves species I have grown (not as prone as A victoriae-reginae, but more so than most others).

Neutral

On Feb 10, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. One of the most attractive agaves due to its stronely cross-barred silvery green leaves. It thrives dry and rocky locations that have good drainage. The bands become more pronounced in full sun.