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Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Princess'

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Scientific Name

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Princess'

Synonyms

Agave victoriae-reginae var. variegata, Agave victoriae-reginae f. variegata, Agave victoriae-reginae 'Kazo Bana', Agave victoriae-reginae 'Variegata', Agave victoriae-reginae 'Aurea Marginata'

Scientific Classification

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave

Description

Agave victoriae-reginae 'Golden Princess' is a beautiful form of the Queen Victoria Agave (Agave victoriae-reginae). As with the species this succulent plant is a very slow-growing small clump forming plant that can get up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall and up to 1.5 feet (45 cm) wide with tight-fitting, tapered leaves that end in a small terminal spine with the leaf margins smooth and spineless. This cultivar has broad yellow margins which, in addition to the already dramatic silver markings on the margins and center of the leaf, give this plant a tricolored look.

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 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, Agave do not need to be repotted every year. Most of the species commonly found in cultivation grow very slowly and will 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 you do repot, refresh the spent soil with new potting mix and make sure the plant is firmly anchored in its pot… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Agave.

Origin

Garden origin.

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