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Agave potatorum
Common Name: Butterfly Agave Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Agave potatorum has blue-green leaves held in a nice, tight, round rosette. The marginal and terminal spines are a contrasting cinnamon brown. This small century plant is perfect for container culture and makes a great houseplant in the winter for a sunny windowsill.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Semi-arid, gravelly to rocky places in grasslands, desert scrub, chaparral, pinyon-juniper, and oak woodlands.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypeTender Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness9-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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