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Agave victoriae-reginae

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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An architectural succulent. Braod grey-green leaves with white stripes and ferocious spines. slow growing to 40cm or more in height and spread. May flower after many years, shooting up a spike 2m or more in height. Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Will tolerate several degrees of frost if dry.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£12.50

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Plant Finder: about Agave victoriae-reginae

Common names

Queen Victoria century plant, Royal agave

Description

Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria century plant). These are perennial succulent plants and the leaves will form a rosette pattern. The leaves are a deep grey-green colour and have a white border. It will bloom only after 20 to 30 years, and will produce a flowering stem about 4m high which will bear creamy white flowers.

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. This plant can be placed outside in the summer in temperate zones. Water moderately (if indoors) and feed in the summer, but bring in and allow to dry out in the winter.

Interest and use

Ornamental, rock garden, greenhouse, indoors

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Agave victoriae-reginae | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Gritty, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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