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AGAVE americana 'Variegata'
Commonly known as Century plant, Pulque
Height - 2m(6½ft) for plant itself. Flower spikes can go up to 8m(25ft).
Spread - 3m (10ft)
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Additional Features - Architectural interest
Pests & Diseases - scale insects especially on new growth.
Place of origin - Mexico.
Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Leaf colour (if not green) - Silver variegated
Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - under glass use cactus compost - full light.
Agave - Growing Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.