The Butterfly Agave is a native of Mexico, where the heart of the plant is fermented to make wine. It has broad greyish leaves that form an open and symmetrical rosette. Along the leaf margins are reddish, black teeth and it appears to have a ruffled look. The Butterfly Agave is a small to medium solitary agave. It is rare to see ‘pups’, or agave babies, emerge from the base. It is an ideal candidate for a small area or in a container. It can tolerate the full sun, but will benefit from being planted underneath a tree or in a location that receives some afternoon shade.
Height: 1 – 2 feet
Width: 2 – 3 feet
Bloom color: Greenish Yellow
Flowering season: Fall, Winter (mature plants only)
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 25° F


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