Agave potatorum

Agave potatorum

syn. Agave verschaffeltii, Verschaffelt agave, toper's agave


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SKU: 12255599


Family Asparagaceae
Originating from Mexico

A variable species, in terms of colour and habit, solitary or slowly clump-forming, forming a compact and symmetrical rosette of light green to blue-grey, glaucous foliage with reddish-brown marginal spines and a larger, twisted spine at the leaf-tip. Flower spikes can be 3-5m with light green flowers tinged with red and with red bracts.
Grow in sharply drained soil in full sun. Keep a way from wet in winter, may survive outside with enough protection.

Approximate height and spread after 10 years 1 x 1m

Main image By yakovlev.alexey from Moscow, Russia – Agave potatorum (Asparagaceae) and Hechtia podantha (Bromeliaceae), CC BY-SA 2.0,

Single plant in garden By H. Zell – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Wild specimen with flower by Dick Culbert

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