Beschorneria albiflora is an Agave relative and forms sea-green rosettes composed of smooth, strappy leaves that grow to 4’ wide & 6-8’ tall. The rosettes are atop trunk-like stalks that can eventually reach 6′ or more. From the center of the rosette emerges the 4-5′ upright arching inflorescence with a bright red stem and side branches that bear pendulous cream to chartreuse colored tubular flowers that are flushed with pink. Takes 5 or 6 years before it blooms. Flower stalks emerge in winter and then blooms from spring through fall. The plant dies after blooming, but will send out new pups.
White flower is a misnomer for this plant because it is only briefly white in the bud stage, then turns to pink or red.
Species Meaning: White flowered
Beschorneria albiflora is native to Mexico.
Full sun to light shade. Hardy to 15-20° F. Its native environment is steep, rocky slopes in moist, mossy oak forest at high altitude (6600 ft.) in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas as well as in Guatemala and Honduras.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20020
Found in Pots,
This plant is still waiting for it perfect garden home.
We acquired this plant from Annie's Annuals and Perennials.