Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes'

Agave

Plant Type:

BROADLEAF EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes' - ​5 available. A perfect pair of sharkskin shoes to satisfy the secret Imelda Marcos living within many of us! This is a very smooth gray-blue selection of agave with relatively narrow upturned thick and fibrous blades forming a neat rosette. The epidermis, if you will, is reminiscent of shark skin. Good name. Great sunny conservatory plant where it cannot be grown outdoors. How I would love these to grace our stone garden - a touch of Arizona in Connecticut looking spectacular the year round. Draining soil with some fertility and added lime in plenty of sun. Keep it drier in winter. Pot grown offset.


More About Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes'

  • Fantastic Architectural Garden Element

Height:

16-18 in

Spread:

22-24 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Agave 'Sharkskin Shoes'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Specimen
  • Accent
  • Bank
  • Container
  • Conservatory
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Foundation
  • Evergreen
  • Potted Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Calcareous
  • Average
  • Scrabbled
  • Draining
  • Sandy

Origins

  • Garden Origin