Agave victoriae-reginae T. Moore

A very ornamental plant for the greenhouse or the garden. Needs good drainage. Sometimes difficult in culture

© Julia Etter & Martin Kristen

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First Description


Gardeners' Chronicle, n. ser., v. 4: 484, 1875




Synonyms


Agave considerantii Carruel (1875)
    (Revue Horticole: 429, 1875)



Agave ferdinandi-regis Berger (1915)
    (Die Agaven: 90, 1915)




Agave nickelsiae Gosselin (1895)
    (Revue Horticole: 579, 1895)



Agave pintilla S. González, M. González & L. Reséndiz (2011)
    (Acta Botanica Mexicana 95: 81-83, ills., 2011)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. dentata Breitung (1960)
    (Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 32: 35, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. latifolia Breitung (1960)
    (Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 32: 36-37, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. longifolia Breitung (1960)
    (Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 32: 37-38, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. longispina Breitung (1960)
    (Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 32: 36-37, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. nickelsiae (Gosselin) Trelease (1920)
    (Contributions from the U. S. National Herbarium 23: 140, 1920)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. ornata Breitung (1960)
    (Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 32: 37-38, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. stolonifera Jacobsen (1960)
    (Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten 11(6): 91, fig, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae fa. variegata Hort.
    (nom. inval., Art. 29.1)



Agave victoriae-reginae fa. viridis Breitung (1960)
    (Cactus & Succulent Journal of America 32: 36-37, 1960)




Agave victoriae-reginae ssp. swobodae Halda (2002)
    (Acta Musei Richnoviensis Sect. Nat. 7(2): 71, 2000 [amplified description in l.c. 9(1): 2-3, fig. 2, 2003 ('2002')])




Agave victoriae-reginae var. compacta Hort.
    (nom. inval., Art. 29.1)



Agave victoriae-reginae var. laxior Berger (1912)
    (Hortus Mortolensis: 15 + 364, 1912)





Literature


Gentry, H. S.: Agaves of Continental North America: 183-185, 1982



González-Elizondo, M. S. et al.: El complejo Agave victoriae-reginae (Agavaceae), 2011




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Basic Data

Subgenus

Littaea

Section

Marginatae

Diameter

up to 60cm

Inflorescence

250-350cm

Flower Color

various

Flowering Time

Reproduction

rarely suckers, seed

Common Name


Natural Location

Occurrence

Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon

 

East- to north-oriented slopes, full sun, very dry, rocky soil with a high percentage of clay


Remarks

A quite variable but distinctive species. Produces hybrids with Agave lechuguilla and Agave asperrima





 

Young

Adult

Inflorescence

Flower

Various

Various

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Various

Various

Various

Various

Various

 

 

 

 

 


Indoor Summer

Exposition

sunny to half shady

Watering

plenty


Indoor Winter

Temperature

keep over 6°C / 43°F

Soil

keep moderately moist


Outdoor

Sun Tolerance

Hydration

Hardiness

 

Various