Dwarf Butterfly Agave
Begin your journey of crochet succulents starting with this beauty. Experience the beauty from the inside out as you crochet this step-by-step succulent.
- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.
- Willow Green
- Siver Green
- 1.25 mm Crochet Needle
- 24 gauge wires
- Draping liquid mixed with water (Or you can use any fabric stiffener)
- Glue/glue gun
- Colorit watercolor markers
Colors: Regal red, laid black lavender, day dream yellow, and sweet ginger.
If you don’t have the Colorit markers, you can use markers in the following colors: Dark burgundy, dark purple, orange, and yellow- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water)
- Light green floral tape
Dwarf Butterfly Agave Fun Facts
- Agave Potatorum Kichiokan is also known as Dwarf Butterfly Agave. It also goes by the spelling ‘Kissho Kan' meaning "happy (lucky) crown in Japan.
- Attracts hummingbirds and other birds, but is deer resistant.
- The butterfly agave dies after flowering the first time.
- Did you know that Agave succulents are related to the Lily family?
- The Mexican long-nosed bat is the agave plant’s biggest pollinator. The bats use their long muzzles to feed on the agave’s nectar like a hummingbird does with smaller flowers.
- Agave is low on the glycemic index, which means it doesn’t raise blood glucose levels as dramatically as high fructose corn syrup or cane sugar. It’s grown organically and is also gluten-free and vegan!
- Agave is 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. So, while it has the same caloric value as sugar, you can use less and save calories.
- Agave is known to help with weight control.