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Products > Agave desmetiana 'Variegata'
Agave desmetiana 'Variegata' - Variegated Smooth Agave
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [A. regeliana, A. miradorensis A. desmettiana]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agave desmetiana 'Variegata' (Variegated Smooth Agave) - This is a medium sized upright agave that forms an upright urn-shaped rosette with 3 foot long by 4 inch wide leaves terminating in sharp reddish-brown spines. The leaves are bright green with yellow variegation along the margins. Spines are minute or nonexistent along the margins. It is quick growing and often produces many offsets. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant. Hardy to around 25 F and a little lower for short durations - we have heard from a grower in Austin, Texas who noted that they had leaf damage after 2 nights with temperatures down to 25 F for several hours. This plant is called Agave 'Golden Moments' in Australia. The specific epithet honors Louis De Smet (1813-1887), a Belgian horticulturist and nurseryman - this is sometimes misspelled as desmettiana. Our plants are from bulbils off a plant that bloomed in our nursery in 2004 - there is some variability in the variegation. We also grow a selected cultivar called 'Joe Hoak' (no joke!).  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Agave desmetiana 'Variegata'.