Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost'
Frosted Candelabrum Agave, Variegated Octopus Agave, Variegated Squid Agave
Agave bracteosa f. marginata alba
Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' is a succulent plant that forms rosettes of narrow, pale green leaves edged with creamy-white margins. The rosettes grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall, up to 1.5 feet (45 cm) in diameter, and may offset once they mature. Leaves are pliable, arching, and unarmed. Mature rosette produces an up to 5 foot (1.5 m) tall spike that bears small pale yellow to cream-colored flowers.
USDA hardiness zone 8a to 11b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Agave is not a difficult plant to grow. They're slow-growing and dramatic and will even thrive on a bit of neglect. If you're the type of person who likes to fuss with houseplants and water a lot, Agave is probably not the plant for you. If, however, you're the type of person who likes to set it and forget it, and you have a sunny window, Agave might the way to go. Be aware that some large varieties will eventually outgrow your room (unless you have a large greenhouse), and Agave can be aggressive. They have irritating sap and sometimes very sharp thorns that can cause injuries to small children and even pets.
In general, Agaves do not need to be repotted every year. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and will take a long time to outgrow their pot. It's also best to handle your Agave as little as possible since they do not like to be disturbed. When you do repot, refresh the spent soil with a new potting mix and make sure the plant is firmly anchored in its pot.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Agave.
This succulent is a variegated cultivar of Agave bracteosa.
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