How to Grow Agave victoriae-reginae Plants in your Garden
Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Queen Victoria Agave
Agave victoriae-reginae at Huasteca Canyon, Nuevo Leon photograph by Amante Darmanin.
Agave victoriae-reginae Growing and Care Guide
- Scientific Name: Agave victoriae-reginae
- Common Name: Queen victoria agave
- Growing Zone: USA: 8 to 11
- Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial, Succulents and Cacti
- Plant Height (Inches): 6 to 12
- Plant Spread (Inches): 6 to 12
- Time of Bloom: Summer
- Flower Details: Green, White
- Leaf Foliage: Blue, Green, Variegated
- Growth Form: Rounded
Ideal Growing Conditions
- Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
- Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
- Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
- Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)
- Level of Maintenance:
- Propagation: Offsets taken in spring or autumn
- How to Prune: Not usually required
- Pests: scale insects
- Diseases: Usually pest free
- Can Attract:
- Tolerant of: Drought
- Best Garden Use: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden
- Family: Asparagaceae.
- Closely Related Species: Asparagus, Yucca, Agave, Scilla.
- Miscellaneous: Entices birdlife to the garden, Attractive foliage, North American native, Some parts are poisonous, Attractive flowers / blooms. Protected species.
- Genus Detail: Agave
- Further Reading and References: Here and Here
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Agave victoriae-reginae. You may also enjoy the following growing guides: How to grow Scilla and Yucca Plant.