Agave 'Kissho Kan'
Agave potatorum 'Kissho Kan Marginata' (Dwarf Variegated Butterfly Agave) - This is a small growing agave to 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide with short gray leaves margined with pale yellow streaks and red spines. This selection is thought to be a Japanese cultivar of Agave potatorum and is very slow growing and highly sought after. Grow in bright light to bring out the variegation but not full sun in hot climates as this will burn the variegated parts of the leaves. Mature plants have a hemispherical shape with upcurving leaves with yellow to pale green variegation along the margins and red spines. Little irrigation is required in coastal gardens, but it is best to provide some supplemental irrigation in hotter inland gardens. It is cold hardy to at least 25 degrees.
From AGAVES & YUCCAS