(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 applanata Cream Spike is the dwarf, small growing, variegated form of Agave applanata. It is highly dimorphic, with a low-growing, almost flat juvenile form, before making a rounded rosette with very stiff more erect leaves as it ages.
Growth rate: The growth rate is quite slow, especially when grown as a miniature in a container, and it will take many years to achieve full size.
Soil: Grow it in porous soil with adequate drainage.
Exposure: It do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area, but prefers some shade in hot climates.
Moisture: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. In winter watering this plant can be done once every 1-2 months, there is no need to mist the leaves. Warning too much water can cause leaves to rot.
Pests and diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz