Agave victoriae-reginae 'Albomarginata'
Baker's White Queen Agave, White Rhino Agave
Agave victoriae-reginae 'Alba Marginata', Agave victoriae-reginae 'Marginata Alba', Agave victoriae-reginae f. albo marginata, Agave victoriae-reginae f. marginata alba, Agave victoriae-reginae 'White Rhino', Agave 'White Rhino'
Agave victoriae-reginae 'Albomarginata', also known as Agave victoriae-reginae 'White Rhino', is a beautiful small succulent that forms rosettes of tight-fitting deep green leaves with broad white margins and tipped with a short terminal spine. It is solitary when young but may produce offsets when mature. The rosettes are up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Most Agaves are easy to grow and take little care of once established.
These plants require full sun to part shade. If you are growing Agaves indoors, choose a bright, sunny window with as much sun as possible. Plants that are grown in low-light conditions become etiolated. Agave plants love going outside from spring to fall.
Agaves will tolerate most soils as long as they have good drainage, but their preference is sandy or rocky soil.
Mature plants are very drought tolerant. From spring to fall, water thoroughly your Agave when the soil mix becomes dry. In winter, water sparingly about once a month. Overwatering may encourage fungal root rot. When first establishing an Agave plant outdoors, water it once or twice a week. Plants in containers require more frequent watering than those in the ground.
When the pot becomes full of roots, it has become pot-bound. If you notice your Agave becoming pot-bound, repot it with new soil in a new pot that is just slightly larger than the old one.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Agave.
This succulent is a variegated cultivar of Agave victoriae-reginae.
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