Scientific name: Agave
Common name: Blue Glow
The hybrid Agave has blue-green leaves with red margins. The leaf has a spine that protrudes from the tip. It does well grown in garden beds or containers. It can take years before it blooms with yellow blossoms.
Quick Look at Agave
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Mature Plant Size:
24 in (61 cm) tall
36 in (91 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation from new coring
- Can be toxic to humans and animals
- Winter Dormant
General Care for Agave ‘Blue Glow’
Blue glow is a hybrid of Agave attenuata and Agave ocahui. It grows well in rocky soil, making it a great addition to outdoor gardens. It is deer and rabbit resistant.
Agave ‘Blue Glow’ has typical watering needs for a plant. 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 plant the Agave in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Agave ‘Blue Glow’
Blue glow can be grown from coring. The succulent has to put off pups to survive.
Although it does not flower often, it is monocarpic and will not grow true to seed.
Use a sterile knife to behead your Agave rosette. Attach a drill bit to the core of the plant. The Agave will be forced to pup.