Agave cornelius


The Agave cornelius is a nursery cultivar (originated in California, USA). It is a small, slow growing, compact, solitary or suckering and strongly variegated form of the Agave americana. Highly sought after for its attractive, colorful, wavy blue-green and yellow leaves. Typically, leaves are short and thick.

The Agave cornelius makes for an absolutely perfect accent piece. Moreover, it provides beautiful, all year round color. Easily cultivated in containers. Frequently positioned on patios and decks. Suitable for xeriscaping/rockeries.


Agave americana -v- marginata f. monstrose
Agave americana f. aureo-marginata monstruosa
Agave cv. Hummel's Dwarf Cornelius
Agave cv. Incurva Marginata
Agave cv. Quasimoto

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
8 - 11
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
Mature Width: 
Latin Name: 
Agave cornelius
Common Name: 
Dwarf Variegated Century Plant, Quasimoto Agave, Agave Quasimoto

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

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Houston, TX Rodeo

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