One of the things that make for a prize Agave is the symmetrical nature of the plant. In this case, the Japanese selection ‘Kissho Kan’ has a symmetrical rosette of silver-blue to blue-green leaves bordered in a creamy white. In some cases, bands of the cream are streaked through the green. Each leaf has the impression of the leaf that came before it imprinted into it. Leaf spines emerge yellow then change to light-brown and eventually a dark cinnamon color.
Each rosette grows up to about 15″ tall and 18″ wide. Eventually it will flower and die (that could take 100 years, but more likely 15 to 20 years) but will provide pups before that happens.
Low maintenance. Provide plenty of light and do not over water. Free draining soil is required and keep soil away from the crown of the plant. I use chicken grit on the top of the plant to ensure moisture does not stay where it would rot the crown.
Will provide pups eventually.
Syn: Agave potatorum ‘Variegata’
Kissho Kan means happy (lucky) crown in Japanese
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21083
Found in Greenhouse,
Was delivered bare root and just been potted 3/15/21. Put in a very gritty mix with coir and a small amount of compost.
We acquired this plant from eBay - crazyhcactus.