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Agave americana alba MEDIOPICTA WHITE variegated VU6

Agave americana alba MEDIOPICTA WHITE variegated VU6

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Product Description

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is a striking and ornamental variety of Agave americana, known for its distinctive variegation and architectural form. This succulent features large, rosette-forming leaves with a unique color pattern. Here's a detailed description:

Size and Form

  • Growth Habit: Forms large, symmetrical rosettes that can reach up to 4-6 feet in height and spread.
  • Leaves: The leaves are thick, rigid, and sword-shaped, growing directly from the ground and arching outward. They can reach several feet in length.

Coloration and Variegation

  • Leaf Color: The most distinctive feature of 'Mediopicta Alba' is its variegated leaves. Each leaf has a creamy-white to light yellow center stripe, bordered by blue-green edges. This contrast gives the plant its striking appearance.
  • Texture: The leaves are smooth but feature sharp spines along the edges and a sharp point at the tip.

Flowering

  • Blooms: Like other Agave species, 'Mediopicta Alba' blooms once in its lifetime, usually after many years. The flower stalk is tall and dramatic, reaching up to 10-15 feet in height, with yellow flowers.
  • Monocarpic: After blooming, the plant typically dies, but it produces offsets (pups) around its base, which can be replanted.

Care and Cultivation

  • Light Requirements: Prefers full sun to partial shade. In hotter climates, some afternoon shade can prevent leaf scorch.
  • Watering: Requires minimal water, typical of succulents. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
  • Soil: Well-draining soil is essential. Can tolerate poor soils but not wet conditions.
  • Hardiness: It's hardy in USDA zones 8-11, requiring protection or indoor shelter in colder climates.

Landscape Use

  • Ornamental Value: Its dramatic variegation and large size make 'Mediopicta Alba' a focal point in any garden, especially in rock gardens, xeriscapes, or as a solitary specimen.
  • Companion Plants: Works well with other drought-tolerant plants, creating contrast in texture and color.

Propagation

  • Offsets: The easiest way to propagate is by separating and replanting the offsets produced by the parent plant.
  • Seeds: It can also be grown from seeds, although this is less common due to the plant's slow growth rate and the availability of offsets.

Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' is a stunning plant that adds architectural beauty to landscapes and gardens, particularly suited for dry, arid environments or modern, minimalist settings. Its care requirements are minimal, making it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance, high-impact plants.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

Cultivation:

Botanical family: Agavaceae

Botanical genus: Agave

Botanical species: Agave americana MEDIOPICTA ALBA

Cultivation

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Plant Height:

Plant Diameter: 25cm

Pot Size:

Grafted/Not Grafted:

VU6
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