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Agave Sisalana-variegated

Agave Sisalana-variegated

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Spread: 5-8 feet
Flower Color: creamy-white to yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Variegated Sisal Agave, or Agave sisalana 'Variegata', is a striking variant of the standard Sisal Agave. It features the same robust, sword-shaped leaves as the non-variegated type, but with added visual interest due to its variegation. The leaves typically have creamy-white or yellow edges or stripes, contrasting beautifully against the green of the rest of the leaf. This variegation adds a decorative element, making it a more ornamental choice for gardens and landscapes.

Like its non-variegated counterpart, the Variegated Sisal Agave is native to the Yucatan Peninsula but has been cultivated in many tropical and subtropical areas. It's valued for both its fiber, which is used in various products, and its aesthetic appeal as an ornamental plant.

This agave thrives in well-drained soils and is highly drought-tolerant, making it suitable for xeriscaping and water-efficient gardens. Due to its large size, it's best suited for spacious garden settings and is less commonly used in container gardening.

Variegated Sisal Agave requires minimal maintenance once established. It prefers full sun, which helps maintain the vibrancy of its variegated leaves. In extremely hot climates, some afternoon shade can prevent possible scorching of the leaves.

The flowering of this agave is a rare event, with the plant producing a very tall flower spike adorned with creamy-white to yellow flowers. This event is significant for pollinators and marks the end of the plant's life cycle. After flowering, the main plant typically dies but may produce offshoots or "pups" that can be replanted.

Overall, Variegated Sisal Agave is an impressive and decorative plant, ideal for adding a touch of exotic beauty to large gardens. Its striking variegated foliage, combined with its drought tolerance and low maintenance needs, makes it a desirable choice for creating visually impactful and sustainable landscapes.

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