Solitary or slowly
rosette that will grow to a height of 90-120 (150). The
leaves are characteristically
variegated and have a broad creamy white band down the centre of
each leaf, with grey-blue sharp-spined edges.
Use: These striking plants are wonderful when used for accent or
simply to provide some all year round foliage colour and often used in a
pot as a patio plant, they make an eye-catching statement and along with
other evergreen plants in pots, can be moved around to change the
scenery or position to give more shelter.
Cultivation: This is a very
popular cultivar but it is relatively slow to grow and propagate, it
tend to do less well than the standard blue-grey species plant, hence
the price. They do well in full sun or a lightly shaded area.
In winter watering this plant can be done once every 1-2 months, there
is no need to mist the leaves. Agave americana is theoretically
hardy to -9° C , particularly when dry
cultivar is more
tender and it is best to avoid severe