Variegated Dwarf Butterfly Agave is a very rare variegated species of Agave isthmensis. This dwarf and the attractive perennial succulent plants are very easy to care and small growing. This plant has a very thick, sturdy rosette of leaves up to 4 inches. The Smooth Grey-green leaves have a broad creamy-coloured variation on the centre margined with a short somewhat flexible spine. The margins occasionally have a seasonal slight flush of red at the leaf tip and base. Marginal spines are well spaced.
This dwarf succulent plant is very attractive in small containers. Place it on a windowsill or any spot where it gets enough sunlight. It is a small growing and drought tolerant plant that makes it a perfect choice for offices and home indoors.
Scientific Name: Agave isthmensis ‘Ohi Raijin Shiro Nakafu’
Common Name: Variegated Dwarf Butterfly Agave
Synonyms: Agave isthmensis ‘Mediopicta Alba’
Flowering: Tubular white/yellow/green
Benefit: Ornamental Foliage
Agave isthmensis ‘Ohi Raijin Shiro Nakafu’ Care
Light: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-Drained Sandy or Rocky Soil
Water: Drought-tolerant. Needless Water. In winter, water once a month. Overwatering may encourage fungal root rot.
Temperature: 25°F – 50°F (-39°C – 10°C)
Fertilizer: Fertilize sparingly to avoid overgrowth. A small amount in the spring during the first two years.
Repotting: Yearly repotting not needed. Once the plant outgrows the pot you can re-pot, during spring. Only move to a slightly bigger pot.
Propagation: Propagate by offsets or seeds.
Toxicity: Toxic to Cats and dogs