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    Agave attenuata 'Ray of Light' ('AGAVWS')

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    Variegated Fox Tail Agave (7823948677375)
    Variegated Fox Tail Agave (7823948677375)
    Variegated Fox Tail Agave (7823948677375)
    Variegated Fox Tail Agave (7823948677375)

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    Variegated Fox Tail Agave

    Variegated Fox Tail Agave

    Agave attenuata 'Ray of Light' ('AGAVWS')

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    Mature height
    3-4 ft.
    Mature Width
    3-4 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Watering
    Low
    Grows Well in Zones
    9, 10, 11
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    Description

    This Variegated Fox Tail Agave is an attractive selection of the Agave attenuata. Like the species, ‘Ray of Light’ is gentle and graceful, characterized by smooth, pliable leaves free from menacing teeth or claws. However, this Fox Tail Agave has white stripes that stylishly borders each green leaf.

    Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light’ is a frost-tender, elegant agave with large rosettes and an unusual, trunk-forming stem. This moderately-fast growing agave freely produces offsets, creating colonies up to 10 feet wide. It grows faster than ‘Boutin Blue’ but may not be as vigorous as regular green Fox Tail Agave. Each individual rosette may reach 4 ft. wide and has 15 to 35 leaves. The green leaves are adorned with white borders that are more pronounced on younger foliage. The variegation on these soft leaves can vary in width and contrast. The smooth, light grey, bare stem is distinctive and varies in length from 1.5 to 5 ft. from the base.

    The soft, harmless leaves make Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light’ a great choice near pathways or in patio containers. It can be planted as individual accents or in groupings throughout the garden, in borders or on slopes. The Variegated Fox Tail Agave is stunning in succulent gardens, waterwise landscapes, as well as Mediterranean or Southwest garden design styles.

    This low-maintenance Agave is easy to grow and drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for frost-free gardens of all sizes. With its large, soft rosettes, and fascinating variegated foliage, Ray of Light Fox Tail Agave adds beauty and lushness to the landscape. Order your Variegated Fox Tail Agave today for delivery to your home.

    Plant care

    Plant your Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light’ in well-draining soil. Use a porous soil like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix to mix with your native soil or use straight out of the bag as a potting mix for patio containers. In coastal gardens, plant in full sun. In hotter, inland gardens, provide light shade in the hot afternoons to help prevent leaf burn.

    The leaf color and variegation of ‘Ray of Light’ may change depending on the light intensity. The green color can range from pale-green to blue-green and the contrast between the white and green variegation may be reduced to barely noticeable in shadier locations.

    After planting, thoroughly water to help the soil settle around the roots. Water as needed when the soil is completely dry. This agave looks better with regular to occasional irrigation. Protect plants from snails, they love the soft tissue of the Agave attenuata varieties.

    This frost-tender agave will get damaged if temperatures fall below 32℉. Fatality may occur if temperatures drop below 28℉. Consider a site that is protected from frost, or move plants to a warmer area if night temperatures should drop below freezing.

    The Variegated Fox Tail Agave may produce numerous pups from the base of the plant. For a tidy appearance or to maintain size, remove the offsets with pruners to divide and/or dispose of pups. They are easiest to remove when they are young and small.

    Agaves are monocarpic plants, which means they only flower once when they reach maturity. The rosette will eventually die when the flower is done blooming. The plant can remain in flower for a long period of time. The remaining offsets or pups will continue to grow until they mature and flower. ‘Ray of Light’ typically matures and blooms after several years (generally within 7-11 years) on a 5-10 ft. tall stalk.

    Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light’ is a patented agave known as 'AGAVWS' PP21854 (the patent expires in 2029). ‘AGAVWS’ is a natural mutation that was discovered in a greenhouse in New Zealand in 2003. It is one of the few variegated Agave attenuata selections that can be reproduced by tissue culture with somewhat stable results.

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    FAQ's

    Q: Is Agave attenuata ‘Ray of Light’ a fast grower?
    A: Ray of Light Fox Tail Agave grows faster than the Blue Fox Tail Agave, but is a bit slower in growth compared to regular green Agave attenuata.

    Q: Does the Ray of Light Fox Tail Agave produce offsets?
    A: The Ray of Light Fox Tail Agave produces offsets similar in count to regular green Agave attenuata. The variegation can differ from one pup to another.

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