Agave Potatorum Verschaffeltii.  
The Agave Potatorum Verschaffeltii is a very beautiful agave and makes a wonderful and attractive architectural centrepiece. Smallish in size reaching 60cm tall by 60cmin diameter, charcterized by broad, fleshy leaves which are slightly bent backwards being a striking blue-grey to silver-grey in colour forming an open symmetrical rosette. The leaves have beautiful and unique imprinted patterns on their surfaces left by reddish teeth along their margins. Often it is a solitary Agave but offsets can be produced.
Be mindful of where to plant as each leaf also has a sharp terminal point which can be twisted or slightly wavy. A very interesting and ornamental Agave, it is easy to grow but slow, great for exotic gardens.


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  • Latin Name: Agave Potatorum Verschaffeltii.

    Common Name: Butterfly Agave. Agave Verschaffeltii.

    Native to: Coastal North Western Mexico.

    Hardiness: Hardy to around -3 and extremely drought tolerant.

    Growth: Succulent with rosettes of blue-grey, fleshy leaves, with beautiful pronounced patterns on their surfaces, teeth along their margins and a twisted or wavy terminal spine.  Smallish Agave. Easy to grow. 

    Sun: Full sun/tolerates partial shade.

    Exposure: Any

    Soil: Well drained, plenty of gravel.

    Moisture: Water well in summer but allow to dry before re-watering.  Dryish in winter.

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    All plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

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Meadcroft, Clitheroe Rd, Whalley,

Lancs. BB7 9AD

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