General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Spread: 10 inches or more if allowed to clump
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The juice from many species of agave can cause acute contact dermatitis that produces reddening and blistering lasting approximately one to two weeks. Itching may recur up to a year later without a visible rash. Dried parts of the plants can be handled sa
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow in shallow pots with a well draining, sterile mix; 50/50 organic/inorganic of coarse perlite, pumice; sphagnum peat or good compost. Avoid manures. Irrigate from below by submerging in water to 1/2 height of pot. Provide bright, indirect light and a
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Bulbils
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Compact Queen Victoria Agave
  • Century Plant
  • Maguey
Also sold as:
  • Agave victoriae-reginae 'Compacta'

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Uploaded by OrchidBob
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-04-01
8 inch pot, day-long sun
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-02-07
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-12
According to seller this plant is about 7 or 8 years old.
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-11-21
Two different clones
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-07-18
6 inch pot
Location: So Cal
Date: 2020-01-14
Location: So Cal
Date: 2020-01-14
Uploaded by mcvansoest
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-02-06
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden
Date: 2018-07-15
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-05-21
Just starting to develop leaf markings
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Dec 23, 2021 7:10 PM concerning plant:
    Small, offsetting form of the Queen Victoria agave. Slow growing, but growth rate does vary. Final size about 8-14 inches wide. This second subspecies of the Queen Victoria agave includes the smaller, offsetting forms also known as (var. /fa.) compacta in the trade. Compared to the type, this subspecies is smaller, with fewer leaves and smaller seeds. It may have a shorter lifespan. Plants of this subspecies may offset only occasionally or fairly often (or sometimes not at all). All variegated forms of this species that I know of belong to this group and are propagated from offsets. The type subspecies is typically propagated from seeds only.

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