Agave gypsophila 'Ivory-Curls'

Agave gypsophila ‘Ivory Curls’

Ivory Curls forms a rosette 2 to 3 feet wide and as tall. It has undulating grey-green leaves with cream margins and teeth.

Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee jip-SOF-il-uh

Species Meaning: From the Greek gypsos (gypsum) and philos (loving), referring to the chalk- or lime-loving nature of most species

Agave gypsophila is native to Mexico.

Cultivation Notes

Full sun in well-drained soil.

Additional Information

This variegated selection reportedly originated in Australia at Stan Walkley’s nursery.

Syn: Agave gypsophila ssp. pablocarrilloi ‘Ivory Curls’

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21181

Found in Compost Heap,

Wants a limey soil and so will remain in a pot. Will use lots of pigeon grit in the soil mix when potting it up. Unfortunately, it died in the winter of 2022 when it reached 22F. It should have perhaps received protection from the rain.

We acquired this plant from Cistus Nursery.

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Agave

Species: gypsophila

Variety: Ivory Curls

Commonly known as: Variegated Gyspum Century Plant

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Succulent
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Dormancy:
Winter
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F

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