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Agave bracteosa cv. Monterrey Frost


Agave bracteosa cv. Monterrey Frost Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
The frozen squid-like architectural rosette of sandpapery green foliage is edged with a perfect creamy-white margin, eventually producing a 30 cmtall x 45 cm wide variegated specimen that will offset sporadically after it matures.


Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave bracteosa S.Watson ex Engelm.
Gard. Chron. (1882) I. 776. f. 139.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Agave bracteosa f. mediopicta alba

Cultivars (1):

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Variegated Octopus agave, Variegated Squid Agave, Frosted Candelabrum Agave, Perennial Century Plant, Spider Agave

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Agave bracteosa group

  • Agave bracteosa S.Watson ex Engelm.: Atypical-looking plant with narrow spineless and toothless leaves both along the edge and at the tip, smooth, soft, irregularly spreading and recurved at the tip.
  • Agave bracteosa f. mediopicta alba: has heavily variegated leaves distinguished by the green leaf borders and cream variegation in the centre.
  • Agave bracteosa cv. Monterrey Frost: has variegated leaves distinguished by the creamy-white in the leaf borders and green in the centre.

27107 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Agave bracteosa cv. Monterrey Frost Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
8559 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
This is the variegated form of the species, with wide cream-colored margins on each leaf. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

8558 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
The coloration is stable, with each little pup an exact duplicate of the parent. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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