Agave attenuata 'Kara's Stripes'
Variegated Fox Tail Agave
Agave attenuata 'Kara's Stripes' is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of pliable butter-yellow leaves with narrow green marginal stripes. It grows up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, forming a clump of many rosettes. Leaves emerge from a tight central spear and arch gracefully towards the ground. The inflorescence is a dense, about 10 feet (3 m) tall raceme with greenish-yellow flowers.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Gardeners can plant Fox Tail Agave directly in the ground or a container. Pots and planters are easy to move around gardens with changing light conditions. When planting Agave in the ground, homeowners should choose an area that gets plenty of sunlight.
Gardeners should make a hole about the same depth as the container Fox Tail Agave originally came in. This keeps from shocking the plant. Once it is in the ground, gardeners should pat fill dirt lightly around the plant and water it well. The same rules apply to containers or ground plots.
Fox Tail Agave is a sturdy plant that tolerates both under and over-watering well. However, for optimal growth, Fox Tail Agave needs a thorough watering once a week during warm weather, particularly if it receives full sunlight.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Agave.
This succulent is a variegated cultivar of Agave attenuata.
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