Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' (Variegated Smooth Agave)

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Full sun; very low water. An elegant medium sized agave from Mexico. Forms an upright urn-shaped rosette to 3ft high and 4ft wide The leaves are bright green with golden-yellow variegation along the margins. Sharp reddish-brown spines at the tips. Spines are minute or nonexistent along the margins. Often produces many offsets. This agave monocarpic and will flower only once towards the end of its life-span, typically at 10-15 years of age and will die after flowering. It will produce a thick green flowering stalk, emerging from the center of the plant and towering majestically up to 9ft in height, and bearing panicles of bright yellow flowers. The whole blooming process will last for several months; about 4-5 months, with the flowers at the base opening first. The inflorescences ill eventually produce an abundance of bulbils or aerial plantlets that cab be propagated into new plants. Drought tolerant. A great dramatic accent plant for the landscape in the ground or in a  large container.