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Agave victoriae-reginae

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Author: Thomas Moore 1875
Family:  Agavaceae
Habitat:   North-Eastern Mexico
Soil:   Mix
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:   Crème
Propagate:   Seeds/Off-sets
Names:   Victoria Agave
Synonyms:  Agave ferdinand-regis
Agave consideranti,
Agave nickelsii
Agave victoriae-reginae subsp. swobodae, Halda.

This member of the Agavaceae family was first described by Thomas Moore in 1875. It's found in Coahila, Chihuahua desert, Mexico. This sub-species devolves offshoots, already from young. The other ones newer forms any. It needs a well-drained soil, some water when in summer and lots of sun. Can be reproduced both by leaves and seeds. The flower is crème with some purple. I found mine in Box Hill, Australia 2002.

It is, of cause, named after QUEEN VICTORIA (1818-1901), queen of Great Britain and Ireland, empress of India.