Cactus and Succulents - Every 2 Week

Agave “Mateo”

A. bracteosa hybrid, possibly A. lophantha x A. bracteosa, from San Marcos Growers. 2 to 3 feet. Narrow leaves, center stripe, small marginal teeth.

Agave “Neptune’s Spear”

A. shawii “Neptune’s Spear”

Long narrow leaves to 3 feet. Vigorous terminal spines. Leaves will get red edges in full sun.

Agave “Pablo’s Choice”

A. macroacantha “Pablo’s Choice”

1 to 2ft. blue-grey Agave, compact and low. Large black terminal spines, recurved marginal spines. Full sun at the coast. Will form dense clusters that can spread 3 to 5 feet wide. Cultivar originated near Santa Barbara. Plant in fast-draining soil, grows fast with summer water.

Works well in gardens or in containers.

Agave “Quadricolor”

A. lophantha “Quadricolor”
A. cv. Goshikibandai

Brightly colored, toothy, 18 to 24″, occasional offsets

Agave “Red Margin”

Agave attenuata x shawii hybrid

Soft-leaves, green-blue with variegated lighter green marginal stripes and red edges

Agave “Royal Spine”

A.macroacantha x A. victoriae-reginae Hybrid

2 feet across, with fairly upright narrow leaves. Reddish-black edges and terminal spines. Very regular growth, clean and simple.

Agave “Shira ito no Ohi”

A. schidigera “Shira ito no Ohi”

Small yellow and green striped rosettes with marginal leaf threads. Slow-growing to 18″

Agave “Splendida”

A. lophantha “Splendida”

Strong central stripe, brightly colored, toothy, to 24″, occasional offsets

Agave “Stained Glass”

A. vilmoriniana “Stained Glass”

Narrow green and cream leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like an octopus.  Spineless leaves make this Agave great for areas alongside paths, but avoid high traffic areas.

Agave americana “Matsumoto”

Very large upright leaves with yellow striped margins and a blue-green central stripe. Plant away from pathways. Offsets readily.

Agave attenuata

Bluish green, to 3ft tall (occasionally to 5ft.); regular water. Protect from frost. Large curved draping bloom stalk gives this its common name.

Agave attenuata “Nova”

Blue-hued variety with wider leaves than the species. Bloom stalk is vertical. 3ft; regular water. Protect from frost.

Agave attenuata “Raea’s Gold”

Wide soft leaves of a pale gold-green emerge from a tight central spear to arch gracefully back. Offsets readily. Keep protected from frost.

Agave bracteosa

Large mounds of arching, curving leaves to 12″. Grows on rocky cliffs.

Agave colorata

Toothy rosettes 2 to 4 feet across, some offsets; Mexico