Agave Isthmensis Variegated Dwarf Butterfly Agave

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"Dwarf Butterfly" Agave is a small plant with unique variegated coloring of green and cream streaks along the leaves. This agave will grow up to 4 inches wide and will offset new plants from their leaf axils and not from underground runner pups like a typical Agave would. Agave Isthmensis is a slow grower and will take a while to outgrow its pot. Best to handle your Agave as little as possible and water sparingly. This agave is considered rare.

Native to: Mexico

Hardiness: 9b-11b Will not tolerate frost

Recommended light conditions: Full sun

 Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.

Watering Needs OutdoorsIn the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month. 

Technical Information About This Plant

  • Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
  • Best to water once a month

Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant. 

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