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Agave x leopoldii hort. ex G.Nicholson
Gard. Chron. 1912 (ex Dict. Gard. Suppl., 82,1900)
Family: AGAVACEAE

Agave x leopoldii
Agave x leopoldii
It is one of the smaller, slower growing agaves. In Japan this plant is cultivated under the name ''Taki No Silaito'' which translates loosely as ''White Thread of Cascade''.

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Agave х leopoldii hort. ex G.Nicholson
Gard. Chron. 1912 (ex Dict. Gard. Suppl., 82,1900)

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Common Names include:
JAPANESE (日本語): Taki No Silaito (White Thread of Cascade)
RUSSIAN (Русский): Агава Леопольда

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

  • Agave filifera Salm-Dyck: Forms tight rosettes of narrow, hairy, stiff dull-green leaves with very sharp terminal spines.
  • Agave filifera f. cristata: This is one the very few known crested agaves, it forms a strange fan shaped, wavy rosette.
  • Agave filifera subs. schidigera (Lem.) B.Ullrich: Small or medium sized plant that forms stemless rosette to 60 to 90. It is decorated with thin white curly marginal fibres spreading in all directions which sometimes are very dense.
  • Agave filifera subs. schidigera f. compacta hort.: Very compact, small, symmetrical plant, growing to 20-30 cm wide and 20-25 cm tall. Leaves decorated with thin white curly marginal fibres and with very ornamental white bud imprints.
  • Agave filifera subs. schidigera cv. Shira Ito No Hoi: Rosette is composed of dark green leaves, each highlighted by a creamy-white border and curly white hairs.
  • Agave x leopoldiiAgave х leopoldii hort. ex G.Nicholson: Miniature hybrid species (A. filifera x A.filifera var. schidigiera) that has lots of fibres peeling off its short, very narrow leaves, and lots of suckers.
  • Agave х leopoldii cv. Hammer Time: The leaves are slightly elongated with a golden stripe down their edges.


312 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Agave х leopoldii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
313 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Agave х leopoldii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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