agave victoria reginae

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Here are some of my plants!  Category is: Asparagaceae!

Left: Agave victoriae-reginae.  This tiny baby came from Volunteer Park Nursery a little bit rough around the edges, but the new growth looks good.  

Middle: Beaucarnia recurvata, from the Indoor Sun Shoppe in Fremont.  I highly recommend going there if you like plants and are in Seattle.  

Right: A mysterious variegated Agave species, from my aunt and uncle’s backyard in Berkeley.  I recently repotted it and discovered that the roots were dead, but it seems to be holding up nicely, so maybe it’ll survive.  Still waiting for that new leaf to uncurl, though.  

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Queen Victoria agave or royal agave (Agave victoriae-reginae).a small species of succulent flowering perennial plant, noted for its streaks of white on sculptured geometrical leaves, and popular as an ornamental.
This agave is highly variable in form, but in general the rosettes are small and compact, growing to 0.5m, composed of short, rigid, thick leaves that are green with a pattern of distinctive white markings.

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The Huntington’s annual Fall Plant Sale is open for business! Lots of drought-tolerant selections, piles of pretty flowers, bulbs out the wazoo, herbs galore. Sale runs today until 4:30, then tomorrow and Sunday from 10:30–4:30. General admission.

The Huntington’s Tumblr recommends the teensy succulents and the stuff that looks like it came straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.