Agave applanata 'Cream Spike' is a small variegated succulent that belongs to the Asparagaceae family and has no specific country of origin. For some time, the plant was called Agave patonii ''Variegata'', but this was incorrect, as Cream Spike is a variety of Agave applanata.
Agave applanata 'Cream Spike' is easily recognized by its small stemless rosettes up to 4 in (12 cm) tall and up to 9 in (25 cm) wide when young and up to 15 in (40 cm) tall and up to 23 in (60 cm) width in adulthood.
The leaves have a broad, smooth texture, blue, green, or olive color, are pointed and long and have cream-colored edges. The spines present on them are bent and hard gray-brown, although sometimes the tip and middle become redder.