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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 (now Asparagaceae)
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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Agave medio-picta 'Dwarf Alba'.
 
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