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Products > Agave americana var. medio-picta 'Dwarf Alba'
 
Agave americana var. medio-picta 'Dwarf Alba' - Dwarf White-Striped Century Plant
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (Agaves)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (A. americana var. medio picta 'Alba' sport)
Height: 2-4 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave americana var. medio-picta 'Dwarf Alba' (Dwarf White-Striped Century Plant) - A medium sized century plant to 2 to 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide with a bold greenish cream central stripe and blue green margins. As with the species there are recurved spines on the margins and a long terminal spine. Yellow-green flowers attract hummingbirds, however the Century Plant doesn't bloom until it is a decade or so old (not a century!) and the plant dies after flowering. Plant in full sun. Irrigate occasionally to not at all. Cold hardy to 15 degrees F. This was a vegetartive sport found by one of our customers in our crops of Agave americana var. medio picta 'Alba . It is a smaller plant with shorter leaves that are more reflexed under with a narrower central white band.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agave medio-picta 'Dwarf Alba'.
 
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