Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta'
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta' is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of long, arching, gray-green leaves with a broad, cream-colored central stripe. The rosettes can grow up to 5 feet (1.5 m) tall and 8 feet (2.4 m) in diameter. The leaves are armed with brown to grayish-brown marginal spines and a long terminal spine.
Agave salmiana var. ferox 'Medio Picta' is a variegated cultivar of Agave salmiana var. ferox.
USDA hardiness zone 8b to 11b: from 15 °F (−9.4 °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 long to outgrow their pot. It's also best to handle your Agave as little as possible since they dislike being disturbed. When repot, refresh the spent soil with a new potting mix and make sure the plant is firmly anchored in its pot. However, be careful not to pot the Agave too deep, encouraging stem rot during the growing season.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Agave.
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