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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Albomarginata' (Baker's White Queen Agave)

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Scientific Name

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Albomarginata'

Common Names

Baker's White Queen Agave

Synonyms

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'

Scientific Classification

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave

Description

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Albomarginata', also know as Agave victoriae-reginae 'White Rhino', is a small beautiful Agave with rosettes of tight-fitting, deep green leaves with broad white margins and tipped with a short terminal spine. It forms a solitary rosette when young, but may produce offsets when mature. The rosette is up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and up to 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter.

Hardiness

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 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 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 you are first establishing an Agave plant outdoors, water 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 you 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.

Origin

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Albomarginata' is a variegated cultivar of Agave victoriae-reginae.

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