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Products > Agave gypsophila 'Ivory Curls'
 
Agave gypsophila 'Ivory Curls' - Variegated Gypsum 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
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave gypsophila 'Ivory Curls' (Variegated Gypsum Century Plant) - A small solitary open rosette-forming succulent to 2 to 3 feet tall and as wide with gray undulating leaves with small narrowly-spaced soft spines along the broad cream-colored margins. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil - bright light brings out the best color. Protect from frost - this species is noted to be severely damaged at temperatures below 25F. The species is attractive in its own right but this variegated form is even more so. A great garden plant on a slight mound or used in a container. The species is found naturally growing on gypsum hillsides (hence the name) and also on calcareous soils in the Mexican States of Colim, Jalisco, Michoacan and Guerrero. This selection reportedly originated in Australia but we got our first plant from Loran Whitelock in 2009 and additional stock from Xeric Growers in 2011.  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 gypsophila 'Ivory Curls'.
 
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