Agave americana 'Mediopicta'
Description: A succulent plant of strong architectural interest. Though not fully hardy a fabulous plant to use in a hot dry garden. Rosette shaped succulent and spiny leaves. This cultivar is smaller than A. americana and has shorter leaves with opposite variegation on the leaves - solid creamy white bands down the centre with powder blue margins. Will make a clump of rosettes over time. Good for growing in containers which can be moved for protection in winter.
Climate/Position: Hot sunny site.
Height/Spread: Up to 1 metre
Soil Requirements: Poor and well drained sandy soil
Pruning: None required.
Special Requirements: Protect from wet and cold in winter. The most important factor is a very good drainage.
The spines are very sharp, handle with extreme caution and protect your hands and eyes.