Monday, September 24, 2012

Agave attenuata 'Ray of Light'

Unfortunately, Agave attenuata isn't one of those hardy agaves that we can grow outdoors, but this relatively new cultivar is worth growing as a potted specimen and providing some winter protection.
It's called 'Ray of Light'. There are A. attenuata plants with more splashy variegation, but in my opinion this one has just the right amount of white, giving it a real elegance.
Enjoy your plants!


  1. I love Agave attentuata; they're such a tough and sculptural plant; a real feature plant, I think. I wonder why you can't grow them outdoors. Is it because they can become quite unruly?

  2. No, it's just that our weather is to cold and wet for them. It's the wet as much as the cold.

  3. Es bellĂ­sima, me encanta el color que tiene y se ve elegante como dices tu.
    Un abrazo.

  4. How fast do they grow?