Agave potatorum

Agave Potatorum Butterfly Agave

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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.

Em B.

This has quickly become one of my favorite...

This has quickly become one of my favorite plants. It shows such dignity with its points armed with dangerous-looking little sabers. Wonderful plant!

Agave potatorum

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