White threads adorn the leaf margins of this cute, variegated century plant.
An impressive dwarf, variegated agave with lance-shaped leaves edged in creamy white with margins covered in filifers (threads). Potentially hardy outside on the west coast if kept dry. Elsewhere 'Shira ito no ohi' makes an easy houseplant in the winter and patio plant in the summer.
Common Name: Agave
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: High rocky outcrops from 1800 to 1950 m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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