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Agave potatorum (Butterfly Agave)

Agave potatorum
Butterfly Agave

This beautiful, petite agave has striking blue-gray leaves that terminate in a distinctive, often twisted, reddish spine. The leaf margins display pronounced swellings at the base of the teeth, giving the margins a ruffly appearance. The flower spike can be branched or unbranched, with light green flowers. Place in some shade in the low deserts, and provide some supplemental irrigation. This solitary agave is native to the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca at elevations from 4500 to 7500 feet.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color White, Orange
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1'-2' (ft)
Spread 1'-2' (ft)
Spacing 1' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy, Variegated
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: Wiki Commons

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