PlantsAgavesAgave 'Blue Glow'

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Also sold as:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
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: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Bulbils
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Agave ocahui x Agave attenuata
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 4, 2016 8:24 PM

Attractive hybrid between A. ocahui and A. attenuata. Nice blue color with red margins. There is a green version of this plant ("Green Glow") though the blue version sometimes goes green on its own. Offsets sparsely. Cold sensitive. Drought tolerant. Looks best in full sun.

Variegated forms of this plant include "Snow Glow" and "Sun Glow," which have whitish or yellowish variegation respectively.

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Posted by TLeaves (Ramona, CA - Zone 9b) on Jan 6, 2013 8:39 PM

Beautiful agave with glowing edges.

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