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

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Green, Yellow

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Light Green, Variegated

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

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.