Botanical Name: Agave angustifolia var. marginata
 Common Name: Marginata Agave
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Green, Yellow


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Light Green, Variegated


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

This succulent will form clumps about 4' across. It has light green and cream variegated leaves. The stiff leaves are about 1 1/2" wide with cream white stripes along the margins. In the low desert, filtered shade is best. It can also handle more water than most agaves. This tropical agave is native ot Costa Rica and Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 20 F.