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Crème Brulee Agave

Crème Brulee Agave

  • ​Common Name: Crème Brulee Agave
  • Scientific Name: Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee'
  • Family Name: Asparagaceae
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Height: 12” – 18”
  • Width: 1’ – 2’
  • Growth: slow to moderate
  • Zone: 9A – 10B
  • Light Needs: Full sun – Partial shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: mildly acidic – mildly alkaline (pH 6.1 – 7.8)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, regularly, but do not overwater, otherwise it can suffer from edema from over watering.
  • Drought Tolerance: moderate
  • Pests/Diseases: Agave snout weevil, snails, slugs
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Characteristics: grown for its foliage, rosettes of white and green glaucous leaves with broad cream margins on leaves that are 18” -24” in length. Can produce yellow flowers on a  5 to 6 foot tall spike, but only at maturity once every 15-25 years, and then the mother plant dies leaving baby pups behind to replace her.
  • Propagation: by dividing rhizomes, corms, bulbs, tubers, offsets and by seed.
  • Wildlife: flowers will attract hummingbirds.
  • Facts: unknown
  • Designer Considerations: great in a cactus, succulent, or rock garden, in containers on your patio or deck, and suitable for xeriscaping