Agave potatorum

Agave Potatorum Butterfly Agave

(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).

Agave Potatorum is commonly known as “Butterfly Agave”. This small and attractive succulent perennial has its origin in North America. The plant reaches 60 cm (24 inches) in height when it grows fully. Belonging to the ​​Asparagaceae family, this variety of Agave goes dormant in the winters. 

Growth Rate

Agave potatorum grows slowly. 


These plants bloom in beautiful yellow or green colors during summers.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Butterfly Agave needs copious water during summers. During winters, allow the plant to dry out. 


This houseplant needs well-drained soil for better drainage.


​Agave potatorum​ ​belongs to the hardiness zone of 9b to 10. It is cold hardy and cannot survive in temperatures less than 22° F (-5.55° C).


Butterfly plant needs full sunlight to light shade to thrive.


You can propagate this variety of Agave from suckers or seeds.

Agave Potatorum “Butterfly Agave” is the best choice for beginners. Even if you neglect this low- maintenance plant, it will continue to add beauty to any space.

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Butterfly agave
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Yellow or green
Frost Tolerance 22f
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 60 cm (24″) tall
Origin North america
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Agave potatorum
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun / half shade
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Robin D.
United States United States

A+ planet desert

Great plant, nice size and healthy.

David C.
United States United States

Not healthy

Plant came in very bad shape.all the ends of leaves were broken and sone were dried up.very small plant.hope it pulls thru but I doubt it.

Agave potatorum

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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