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Products > Agave oteroi 'Solar Eclipse'
Agave oteroi 'Solar Eclipse' - Midstriped Rancho Tambor Agave
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Agavaceae (now Asparagaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Agave titanota 'Medio Picta']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Agave oteroi 'Solar Eclipse' (Medio Picta Sierra Mixteca Agave) - This striking small agave grows slowly to perhaps 12 to 18 inches wide with broad, very short, gray-green leaves stiped down the middle with a yellow stripe and with a reddish-brown terminal spine and long narrow wavy recurved teeth along the leaf margins. Plant in full sun along the coast but give some protection from afternoon sun in hot interior gardens. Other forms of this Sierra Mixteca Agave, that now is called Agave oteroi, have proven cold hardy to 20 F but this one might be a little more tender. A great plant for a small spot or as a potted specimen. For more information on this species, see our listing for Agave oteroi. This plant came to us in 2012 as Agave titanota 'Medio Picta' from succulent collector and grower Tony Krock. Since using a Latinized cultivar name is illegitimate, it was later renamed by Plant Delights Nursery to 'Solar Eclipse'. 

This information about Agave oteroi 'Solar Eclipse' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.