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Agave ‘Cream Spike’

Cream Spike' Agave, Agave parryi minima variegata, Agave applanata 'Cream Spike', Agave parryi 'Cream Spike'

Agave 'Cream Spike', 'Cream Spike' Agave, Agave parryi minima variegata, Agave applanata 'Cream Spike', Agave parryi 'Cream Spike', Variegated Agave, Small Agave
Agave 'Cream Spike', 'Cream Spike' Agave, Agave parryi minima variegata, Agave applanata 'Cream Spike', Agave parryi 'Cream Spike', Variegated Agave, Small Agave
Agave 'Cream Spike', 'Cream Spike' Agave, Agave parryi minima variegata, Agave applanata 'Cream Spike', Agave parryi 'Cream Spike', Variegated Agave, Small Agave

A charming and tiny variegated Agave, ‘Cream Spike’ is a highly ornamental evergreen succulent with small, solitary, rounded rosettes of blue-green leaves adorned with broad butter-yellow margins and dark brown spines. This Agave variety produces many offsets that can be easily pulled and re-planted elsewhere. It is perfect for small containers.

  • Grows up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 6 in. wide (15 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy or gravelly, moist or dry, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates part shade, particularly in hot desert gardens where light shade will prevent scorching of the foliage. Keep in a frost-free area in winter and put it out on the patio or balcony in summer. Irrigate little to occasionally. Drought tolerant.
  • Ideal in decorative containers.
  • Deer resistant
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for slugs and snails.

Agave: Plant Care and Growing Guide


Agave plants are popular for landscaping because they are rich in many qualities and have a striking architectural appearance. Here are some tips on how to plant and grow agaves successfully

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Agave
Common names Agave
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" (10cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
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Agave xylonacantha (Saw Leaf Agave)
Agave x leopoldii (Leopold Agave)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Agave
Common names Agave
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" (10cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Patio And Containers
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Do I Need?
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