Blue and yellow striped Agave ....? I.D anyone please

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Blue and yellow striped Agave ....? I.D anyone please

Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Hi guys,

Can anyone help identify this Agave? Its a real beaut and I want it! :lol:

I'm guessing its rare though.. :?

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Post by flounder » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:33 pm

looks like some form of americana
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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:24 pm

It looks like a measely version of Medio-picta which is blue with a large creamy yellow stripe down the middle.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:36 pm

Maybe americana striata?


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Post by Steph » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:38 pm

I have a plain blue (?) and collected the offsets from it, one of which has a single striped leaf.
I reckon its just a genetic anomality, a curiosity.


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Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:40 pm

Well it could be related Dave but there was a medio-picta there aswell

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Yeah it could be Steph, i've searched online and can't find anything similar..
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Post by JoelR » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:54 am

It could be the same clone as the Americana form called Striata. The variegation makes striations in the leaf. There is a species of agave also called striata just to confuse!


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Post by JoelR » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:59 am

I got one on ebay quite cheap a few years ago Scott and it's got a couple of small pups. I could send you one if you fancy having a go at getting it growing on its own roots.


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Post by redsquirrel » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:34 am

definately striata icon_thumright will upload some pics of Debs plants for your peace of mind icon_thumright icon_thumright
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Post by redsquirrel » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:40 am

icon_thumleft obviously it gets lighter with hotter drier conditions as most agaves do
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Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:05 pm

Thankyou Joel and cheers for taking the pictures Darren! icon_thumleft

Great I finally know the name! There's hardly anything on the internet about them.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:29 pm

I said striata first! :lol: :lol: :lol: (Although Darren and Joel more certain than me)


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Post by redsquirrel » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:07 pm

Addictedtopalms26 wrote:Thankyou Joel and cheers for taking the pictures Darren! icon_thumleft

Great I finally know the name! There's hardly anything on the internet about them.
that will be because they arent common place Scott.i wouldnt go so far as to say they are rare but it is one of those that feature in any collections. quite fast growing but not the toughest of the bunch and probably a way off americanas hardiness.
these will often appear as pups on the americana variegata so the proper name is americana striata. not to be confused with the agave striata which looks like a stricta,these are totally different in appearance
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Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:40 pm

i'm sorry Kris!! Your were right as well!! icon_thumleft

Edit: Thankyou Kris, Joel and Darren! :D

and ah that would explain it then Darren, I suppose hardiness does affect the popularity.
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Post by JoelR » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:58 am

Addictedtopalms26 wrote:i'm sorry Kris!! Your were right as well!! icon_thumleft

Edit: Thankyou Kris, Joel and Darren! :D

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and ah that would explain it then Darren, I suppose hardiness does affect the popularity.
I think the trouble with A. americana is it's eventual size and it's lack of hardiness but the variegates do grow more slowly and can be kept smaller in pots.


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