Agave is a long-leaved succulent plant that naturally forms a rosette shape and produces a flower spire of attractive cup shaped blooms. The plant is drought tolerant and perennial, ideal for the mature arid garden.
|Common Name||Agave Attebuta|
|Flower Colour||Greenish yellow|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to Medium|
Care And Nurture
- Agave that is grown in pots require even more grit in the soil and can actually be planted in a cactus mix.
- The addition of small rocks or pebbles to the soil increases the drainage capabilities of the container.
- Agave plants in containers will require more water than those in the ground and will need to be repotted every year or so to replenish the soil and root prune the plant.
- Agave plant care for container grown plants is otherwise the same and it affords you the ability to bring sensitive forms indoors when temperatures plummet.
You can put it outside in summer and spring, with indirect light, but it will need to remain indoors during fall and winter.
|Sunlight||Bright, south or south-east light. If natural light is not adequate, you can supplement with a nice natural white fluorescent bulb.|
|Soil||Use a potting soil mix with a little sand; good drainage.|
|Temperature||Agave likes warm temperatures in summer and cooler in winter with a minimum of 10 degrees C (50 degrees F). Normal room temperature is great for Agave americana during the growth period.
Plants become more tolerant of cold temperatures as they grow larger.
|Fertilizer||Apply standard liquid fertiliser every two weeks during the active growing period. Do not fertilise the plant during the resting period.|