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 small succulent that makes a dense clump of rosettes of powdery blue-green leaves with broad cream midstripe. The rosettes grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, producing offsets from the leaf axils. Leaves have dark reddish-brown teeth along the margins and a sharp terminal spine.
Agave isthmensis 'Ohi Raijin Shiro Nakafu' is a rare variegated cultivar of Agave isthmensis.
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 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 species commonly found in cultivation grow slowly and take a long 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.
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