Scientific name: Agave victoriae-reginae
Common name: Queen Victoria Agave, Royal Agave
The green agave has a small, tight rosette. The leaves are green and thick, with white markings along the margins. It has off-white blooms with purple ones. Unfortunately, it is monocarpic, but can be spread before it dies.
Quick Look at Agave victoriae-reginae
- Full sun
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 18″ (46 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by offsets and seeds
- Not generally toxic
- Winter Dormant
General Care for Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave”
Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave” is a great addition to your outdoor garden.
Queen Victoria Agave has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to grow Agave victoriae-reginae in a container that can be brought indoors and placed under a grow light in the colder months.
It works well in the sun. There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave”
Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave” can be grown from offsets or seeds, although you may experience the best success with offsets.
To grow Queen Victoria Agave from offsets, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the main plant to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
You can collect seeds from the flowers of Agave victoriae-reginae. If you live above 9a, you can grow Agave seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.