Variegated Smooth Agave (Agave desmettiana -v- marginata)


Variegated Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana -v- marginata

Variegated Smooth Agave features long and graceful spineless leaves, with a dark green color that contrasts beautifully with the cream and yellow-colored edges that curl upwards. Originating from eastern Mexico, its tighter rosette style appearance makes it an excellent addition to any landscape that could use a little color and beauty. In Southern California, Agave desmettiana -v- marginata is prized as much for its beauty as it is for its water-wise features. It’s a popular choice for a wide range of landscaping applications, and we often plant this ultra-drought tolerant agave for use in a fire-wise landscape. We also love the way their variegation and symmetrical form looks under nighttime landscape lighting, when used like this, they can set the “wow” factor on high!

A low maintenance plant, Variegated Smooth Agave has a slow growth rate and requires low to moderate water once established. It loves to grow with full to partial sun exposures, so we love to plant them in rock gardens or as stand-alone succulents in an open area where it can achieve its interesting shape without any obstructions. They also look great when planted on each side of a pathway, welcoming guests with their striking features. Some people also like to grow them in decorative pots, where their smooth and attractive leaves look fantastic around the swimming pool or on a balcony, patio or deck.

Add this stunning agave to your landscape, where its dramatic, architectural structure brings natural beauty that is sure to add curb appeal and value to your property! Agave lovers and those just getting into them will be happy to know that we have been growing these beauties for over 20 years, and we only grow them from our premium quality specimens. We assure their quality, so rest easy and let us do the work!

  • Lighter, rosette style appearance
  • Dramatic, architectural structure
  • Slow growth rate
  • Low maintenance plant


Full to partial sun

Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant

Variegated Rosettes - Green & Creamy Yellow Edged