La cultivar Shoji-Raijin, a volte chiamata ’Silver Star’ (Stella d'argento) è una forma nana e compatta selezionata in Giappone, una miniatura unica con rosette di soli 5-7 cm. Accestisce facilmente e forma piccoli gruppi.
Scientific Name: Agave potatorum cv. ‘Shoji-Raijin’
This form is often called by the old name of Agave verschaffeltii.
The 'Blue rose' agave is an irresistible collector's plant that is simple to grow; it stays compact (only 5-7cm tall) and makes a great looking plant with dusty blue leaves.
Description: Agave Potatorum is a dwarf growing species that has very variable features. Some are medium sized plant that grows eventually up to 40 cm tall and 40 cm in diameter while others (called Butterfly Agave) are small-sized (20 -30 cm) and highly prized in Japan.
Cultivation: Cultural requirements are similar to those of other A. potatorum They grow very symmetrically and stay in small containers, they need well-drained mixes and full sun or light shade exposures, but do better with some shade in summer. Water regularly during the growing season allowing to dry between waterings; but be careful as heavy watering may result in some leaf cracking.
Propagation: exclusively by suckers (if available).