|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
(syn. Agave potatorum ‘Kichiokan’)
Originating from Japan
A stunningly compact and imposing looking succulent with ferociously red spined leaves, elegant and beautifully marked with pale yellow variegation. Rare and much sought after, this slow growing small agave has an amazing symmetry, most apparent due to its tightly packed upright leaves, growing in a rosette shaped spiral pattern. Best planted in a pot and displayed on a hot sunny patio before returning to a frost free conservatory for winter.
Easy to grow with regular water and feeding in summer, with no feed and sparingly watered in winter.
Height and spread after 10 – 15 years 40cm x 40cm.