This Agave was named in honor of Queen Victoria of England and gets to be about 18″ tall and wide. It forms a symmetrical rosette of dark green succulent leaves with white markings along the leaves. The leaves do not have teeth except for a sharp spine on the tip. It will eventually put out a 10′ to 15′ flower spike. The blooms are green to creamy white and tinged with a red or purple. Flowers appear on the upper half of its flower stalk and the plant will die after flowering.
Pronunciation: a-GAH-vee vik-TOR-ee-ay ree-JIN-ay-ee
Species Meaning: Named for Queen Victoria, 19th century monarch of Great Britain
Agave victoriae-reginae is native to Central Mexico.
Likes full sun and is drought tolerant once established. Must be in well-drained soil. It forms a tighter rosette when watered sparingly. Avoid water in winter.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21114
Found in Pots,
A very young plant at the moment, soaking up some sun in its first year separated from the parent plant.
We acquired this plant from Neighbor.