There is a lot of variation in this species and this one was probably grown from seed, meaning its true colors and patterning are probably yet to be seen. This is primarily cream and a dusty grey-green with each leaf tipped by a red spine. Yellow outside and green in the middle is more typical for the species. It looks as if the lighter area is caused by the pressure on the leaf when it is forming, so I suspect that all of the leaves will have the green margin and light stripe down the middle. Over time it should form a magnificent rosette.
Kissho kan translates into “lucky crown” or “happy crown”
Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee poh-tuh-TOR-um
Species Meaning: Of drinkers; referring to a plant's use in brewing beer
Agave potatorum is native to Oaxaca, Mexico.
Grow in bright light, especially in our cooler climate and keep water to a minimum during winter.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20176
Found in Greenhouse,
In here for protection from winter rains.
We acquired this plant from Hirt's.