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Agave ‘Blue Glow’

This hybrid Agave has chalky blue-green leaves with red margins. Each leaf has a sharp red spine protruding from the tip. It is slow growing, and does well grown in garden beds or in containers. Although it is monocarpic, it can take years before it blooms with yellow blossoms.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Mature Plant Size:
    24 in (61 cm) tall
    36 in (91 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation from new coring

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Agave ‘Blue Glow'

Agave ‘Blue Glow' is a hybrid of Agave attenuata and Agave ocahui. It grows well in rocky soil, making it a great addition to outdoor succulent gardens. ‘Blue Glow' is deer and rabbit resistant.

Watering

Agave ‘Blue Glow' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Agave ‘Blue Glow' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Agave ‘Blue Glow'

Agave ‘Blue Glow' can be propagated from coring. This forces the succulent to put off pups to survive.

Although it does flower rarely, it is monocarpic and will not grow true to seed.

Coring

Using a sharp, sterile knife, behead the top of your Agave rosette. Using a 1/4″ to 1/2″ drill bit, drill straight down into the core of the plant. This will force the Agave to pup.