Agave potatorum Variegated Kissho kan
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Common names include Mescal agave and Artichoke Agave
Cultivation and propagation: It is very frost hardy. Because of its compact size Plus its low water use and low maintenance.
Growth rate: Slow to medium growing but speeds up considerably given the best conditions.
Exposure: They do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area with afternoon shade.
Hardiness: It is one of the most cold hardy of the agaves, (hardy to -9/-18°C.This is a dwarf variegated Agave also known as ''Kissho kan Marginata' or Butterfly Agave. Originally from Oaxaca Mexico, this small agave can can grow up to 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide. Leaves are short pale green margined with pale yellow streaks and red spines.
Exposure: Bright but not full sun in hot climates as this will burn the variegated parts of the leaves. It is cold hardy to at least 25 degrees.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz