Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Shiro Nakafu'
Variegated Dwarf Butterfly Agave, White-centered Thunder Queen
Agave isthmensis 'Mediopicta Alba'
Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Shiro Nakafu', also known as Agave isthmensis 'Mediopicta Alba', is an attractive succulent that makes a clump of rosettes. It produces pups from the leaf axils instead of via underground runners. The rosettes grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall with an equal diameter.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °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 be the way to go. Be aware that some of the 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 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 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 rare variegated cultivar of Agave isthmensis.
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