Agave americana 'Medio-picta Alba'


Plant Type:


Agave americana 'Medio-picta Alba' (ex: Ellen Hornig) – Broad blue margins encompass a cool, creamy milk-white interior on this exceptionally beautiful Agave, among our favorites of the variegated forms we carry. Full sun in fertile, gritty draining soil. Makes a striking potted plant in northern climes. The species is from Mexico; as to where this exceptional variegated form may have been found or developed we do not know. Keep it drier in winter. Oh, were it that we in northeastern Connecticut could safely grow these outdoors. We are surprised that the agaves don't seem of greater interest to gardeners where they can be grown outdoors. Dudes??? For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established pot grown offsets.


24 in


36 in
Item Description Price  
AGAVAMAL Agave americana 'Medio-picta Alba' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $32.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Agave americana 'Medio-picta Alba'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Formal Garden
  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Container
  • Accent
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Foundation
  • Collector Plant
  • Evergreen
  • Rock Garden
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Calcareous
  • Scrabbled
  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Sandy
  • Draining


  • Mexico

Propagated By

  • Offset