This plant was first found growing in a parking strip in downtown Santa Barbara by twin brothers Don and Dave Harris. The Harris brothers were (Don sadly passed away in 2012) locally rennowned for their succulent plant knowldege and were founding members of the Santa Barbara Cactus and Succulent Society in 1976. Based on the size of this plant and the broad dark green leaves leaves and well spaced teeth along the margins of the reverted plants at the base of the variegated plant, the Harris brothers believed this plant to be a variegated cultivar of Agave salmiana var. ferox, and we are in full agreement with this. We have had numerous discussions with other "Agave experts" and some disagree with us and believe that this plant is more likely a cultivar of Agave americana. We do also grow Agave americana 'Medio Picta' and long grew Agave americana 'Medio Picta Alba', which to us are obvioulsy both cultivars of Agave americana, but this plant is quite different. It is also different from the plant that we offer as Agave salmiana 'Variegata' that has green leaves with a variegation along the leaf margin. While we are open minded about such things, until this plant blooms and offers up more clues to its parentage, we will continue to list it as Agave salmiana.