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Products > Agave potatorum 'Ikari Raijin Nishiki'
 
Agave potatorum 'Ikari Raijin Nishiki'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Agave verschafeltii 'Marginata' ]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave potatorum 'Ikari Raijin Nishiki' A smaller solitary rosette forming succulent that can be 14 to 18 inches wide with thick short leaves that have margins decorated with large teats holding small red teeth and a red terminal spine. The leaves have strong pale yellow to cream variegation along the leaf margin edged toward the middle with interesting blue-gray streaks. Plant in full sun to bright shade in a well-drained soil and irrigated occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to around 25 F. This really is a stunning cultivar with its interesting leaf coloration, described by Kent Houser, the "Agavemonger" as "appearing as if a slight bluish haze has been air-brushed over the variegation". It is sometimes listed as Agave verschafeltii 'Marginata' and often compared to Agave potatorum 'Kichiokan Marginata', which grows to about the same size, but this cultivar had broader and thicker leaves held in a more open rosette. We received this plant from succulent collector and grower Tony Krock in 2012, who got his original plant from Durham Botanicals.  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 potatorum 'Ikari Raijin Nishiki'.
 
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