Agave americana var. medio-picta
Agave; White-Striped Agave; White Stripe Agave; White-Striped Century Plant
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
About This Plant
Full or mostly sun. Evergreen. A variegated form of the century plant, with a perfect white ribbon in the center of each leaf. This agave makes a dramatic statement in the landscape, but it should be placed a good distance from pedestrian areas – remember, it’s armed with thorns and can eventually grow to 8′ wide. The flowers attract hummingbirds, but the flower stalk only appears after several years, near the end of the plant’s life.
Leaf spines can be clipped to keep them clear of pedestrian walkways. Prune to remove damaged foliage, removing offsets and pups. Wear gloves; the sap and thorns can cause severe irritation.
2-5' H, 2-8' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Sandy, Thin, Well drained