Dwarf Butterfly Agave

Dwarf Butterfly Agave

Plant Sizing Guide

Dwarf Butterfly Agave has powder blue leaves with prominent dark red teeth and a red, terminal spine. The leaves are narrow at the base and wider at the tips. At maturity, it develops a six- to seven-foot tall candelabra flower stalk with two-inch yellow blooms. This interesting agave produces many offsets that can be used to re-propagate the plant. The offsets stay close to the mother plant. Use it in small beds, cactus and succulent gardens, and rock gardens, or mixed into planters with other low-water-use, drought-resistant plants. Also, plant it as a contrast specimen near the golden barrel cactus. This agave looks nice in containers because of its small size and compact form. It will also grow well along the coast and is tolerant of salty air and soils.

Botanical Name  

Agave 'Kisshokan'

Also Known As  

Century Plant | Maguey | 龙舌兰


Plant Type  
Native From  
USDA Zone  

Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  

Mexico, Central America
9 - 11
Partial - Full Sun
2' Tall and 2' Wide


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