Queen Victoria Century Plant
|These mostly large-sized perennials grow in a rosette of succulent, spiny, sharply pointed leaves, from which tequila is made. Rope, food, soap and other products are also made from the fibers and pulp. Some send up a tall flower spike annually, while others bloom only every 30 to 40 years. Several types die after flowering, but new plants may develop from suckers at their base. Native to the warm arid parts of the Americas, these plants need excellent drainage. Fire-retardant, drought-resistant and often grow in containers. Give partial shade in the hot, dry desert and protect from frost and soaking winter rains.
This domed, perennial succulent grows in a tight basal rosette of spineless, white-striped, white-edged, blue-green leaves. After 20 to 30 years, cream flowers bloom in spring and summer on a tall stem. Slow-growing.
Attributes - Agave victoriae-reginae
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
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