Warning! The story that follows tells of an affair so scandalous that everyone will want a piece of the action. This is the story of 2 agaves. One named after a queen. Another, a spiny bad boy from the other part of town. Together they created a beautiful baby known as Agave 'Royal Spine'. Now this new agave just started making the scene over the last year or two. And let me tell you, it is sophisticated, smooth, and spiny in all of the right places. Agave 'Royal Spine' grows around 18 " tall and wide. It's sleek styling and architectural awesomeness screams for a test drive in dry garden or better yet a cool container.
One of the coolest features of this agave are the deep dark rich almost chocolaty chiseled margins and spines. When sunlight hits them they light up like sumptuous neon creating an electric light orchestra of rich luxurious detail. Agave 'Royal Spine' likes full sun, low water, and well-drained cactus soil. Give it what it needs and it will give your container or garden some serious royal treatment!