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Agave victoriae-reginae

Queen Victoria Agave, Royal Agave

This beautiful green agave forms a small, tight rosette. The leaves are green and thick, with white markings along the margins, giving each leaf a prism shape. It grows quite slowly, and has off-white bloom with purple hues. Unfortunately, it is monocarpic, but can be propagated before it dies.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 18″ (46 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets and seeds

  • Not generally toxic

  • Actively grows in Spring and Summer

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave”

Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave” is a great addition to your outdoor succulent or rock garden.

Watering

“Queen Victoria Agave” 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 victoriae-reginae 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 and placed under a grow light in the colder months.

It does well in full sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Pairs Well With

Sedum nussbaumerianum – Coppertone Sedum

How to Propagate Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave”

Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave” can be propagated from offsets or seeds, although you may experience the best success with offsets.

Offsets

To grow “Queen Victoria Agave” from offsets, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove an offset from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Seeds

Seeds can be collected from the flowers of Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave.” Sow your seeds in a well-draining soil. You can grow Agave seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.

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