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Sisal
Agave sisalana 'Variegata'

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info)
Species: sisalana (sis-al-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Long Beach, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 13, 2004, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

Dear,
I can add two pics of the Ag. sisalana V. armata who is, in the eys of most people the Ag. sisalana fa.variagata.
I could obtain this pics from my friend Maarten van Thiel, from Netherland, who is a specialist of the genus Agave.
Any questians more on Agave?? contact me!!
Greetings,
Albert

Positive

On Feb 13, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

A very large agave with sword like striped leaves ending in a terminal spine. Great landscape plant. Sterile cultivational creation- no seed set, but makes offsets and flowers do make bulbils.