7 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Royal Agave Overview
Agave victoriae-reginae is a succulent, evergreen perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. It forms an attractive and regal rosette of thick, fleshy leaves with spines on the edges and tips. These may grow to around 30cm in length and they have delicate white markings on the straight edges. Cream-white blooms are borne on incredibly tall flowering structures, these can exceed 4.5m in height. This species, like any Agave, is termed monocarpic as after flowering, it dies. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It has a tufted habit and is not hardy, keep above freezing temperature, plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth.
Common problems with Royal Agave
Check for Scale Insects on leaves & flower stems.
How to harvest Royal Agave
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Royal Agave
Separate rooted offsets in Spring.
Special features of Royal Agave
Other uses of Royal Agave
This low maintenance plant is drought tolerant and suits being grown in containers indoors to provide architectural interest.