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Agave victoriae-reginae

Queen Victoria Century Plant

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Item #: 4337

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Agave victoriae-reginae is a delightful Mexican native, normally known best as a houseplant. Amazingly, Agave victoriae-reginae has fared well here through 7 degrees F in our garden, when kept dry during the winter. The tight, often singular, rosettes make a 15" wide clump of thick dark green, toothless leaves (bad hygiene), each adorned with dramatic, linear white bands. As the plant matures into a regal clump, you will quickly see how it earned the nickname "Queen Agave." As with all agaves, winter drainage and protection from moisture below 20 degrees F is absolutely critical.

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