Agave applanata ‘Cream Spike’

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Common name: Agave Cream Spike

A really attractive succulent that forms small stemless rosettes of olive green to blue-green leaves with light yellow to cream-colored margins, small dark brown marginal spines, and a long terminal spine. The margins may seasonally get a red tinge at the tip and base of the leaves. They reproduce freely by producing offsets/pups even when still relatively small.


  • Hardiness: H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1), slightly lower if dry (under glass)
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun to semi shade in a gritty free draining compost, can be grown as a houseplant in bright light.
  • Drought tolerance: Very good
  • Size: up to 15cm  tall and up to 30cm in diameter.
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery: Yes!