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Agave bracteosa ‘Monterrey Frost’


Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' is a small, spineles cultivar perfect for pot culture or protected microclimates.

Agave bracteosa 'Monterrey Frost' is a rare variegated cultivar of the well known squid agave. It looks more marine-like than plant-like with long, narrow, notably spineless, bluish to apple green leaves. In its native habit it grows festooned on sheer cliffs so provide it with excellent drainage. After 2-4 years, this species will begin to form offsets and, when they mature, each clump will produce an amazing five to seven foot tall flower spike that resembles a giant yellow bottlebrush. Treat as a houseplant in the winter months in cold regions.

Common Name: Squid Agave

Family: Agavaceae (The Century Plant Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Lightly shaded cliff faces.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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