Collections: Succulents & cactus

Agave Potatorum

Botanical Name :

S.N.: Agave Potatorum

C.N.: Butterfly Agave, Drunkard Agave, Verschaffelt agave

Category of Plant: Cactus, succulents

 Agave Potatorum Plant Description :

  • Agave Potatorum or Butterfly Agave is a medium-sized succulent that forms a symmetrical rosette of broad grey leaves. 
  • This small and attractive succulent belongs to the Asparagaceae family. 
  • Agave potatorum forms a compact to open symmetrical succulent rosette with 30 and 80 flat spatulate leaves. 
  • Leaves are pale, silvery white, ovate or short lanceolate, vary in colour from green to yellowish green to nearly white glaucous grey or bluish.
  • Butterfly Agave are usually stemless or has very short stem bears pale green or yellow flowers tinged with red and subtended with red bracts.

Climatic Conditions and Soil Structure:

  • This desert dweller can survive in hot temperatures but cannot tolerate cold temperatures.
  • Light shade or a partial shade is required in the noon to protect the leaves from being scorched. 
  • Thrive best in warm temperatures and lots of sunlight.
  • It prefers well-drained, sandy succulent potting soil mix.

Plant Specifications:

  • height: 1-2 feet
  • width: 2-3 feet

Pot size: 6"

Agave Potatorum/Butterfly Agave plant Care Tips:

  • Water butterfly agave only when the soil dries out completely. 
  • Just like Cactus and other succulent plants, Agave Potatorum plants also require less water. They are drought tolerant. 
  • Overwatering can kill the plant
  • An occasional misting is required, if kept indoors.
  • Agave Potatorum grows best in high humidity.
  • Butterfly Agave are happy with less fertilizer. Fertilizing once a year is enough for it. 
  • Twice a month, give neem oil spray as preventive spray from the pest and insects.

 Butterfly Agave plant Special Features -

  • Butterfly Agave plants are low-maintenance plants, thus suitable for beginners.
  • Toxic to pets and humans.
  • This desert dweller can add a lot of beauty to your home or garden. 
  • Agave potatorum is an early bloomer produces tight balls or clusters of flowers on very short, lateral branches which attracts pollinators such as hummingbirds, sunbirds, moths, and bats.

Note: The plant comes with a germination pot or bag (Pot size Approx. 4 to 6 inches). The image is for representation purposes only. The actual product may vary in height, shape, or appearance.

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