Cream Spike Agave
This striking Cream Spike Agave will immediately grab your attention with its symmetrical variegated coloration of blue to green leaves outlined with creamy white. Each leaf is lined with small teeth that are cinnamon brown and quite sharp as agave can be. This cultivar is naturally dwarf, growing into a single rosette that is just 4-6 inches high and 12 inches wide; making it a great suitor for container growing or filling a compact space in your landscaping. Cream Spike is hardy to zone 8 withstanding temperatures as low as 10 degrees fahrenheit.
Plant in extremely well draining soil in the brightest conditions if planting in ground. Watering in the summertime will lead to faster growth and a large specimen. Otherwise it makes a fantastic container plant and can be brought indoors when very cold weather is in the forecast.
Latin Name: Agave applanata(?) ‘Cream Spike’
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season, though a bit of summer water speeds growth.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 10º F, possibly lower with great drainage.
Color: Green/blue and creamy white
Size at Maturity: 4 inches in height by 6 inches wide
Bloom Time: Early spring through summer every 20-40 years or so
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8-11