Agave is a long-leaved juicy plant that naturally forms a rosette shape and produces a flower spire of eye-catching cup-shaped blooms.
What are the common names for the Agave plant?
Sentry plant, century plant, maguey or American aloe are the most common names. Agave Americana is the scientific name.
How to care for Agave plant:
Agave plant needs full sun to part shade. It grows in a bright and sunny area. From spring to autumn, thoroughly water when the soil mix becomes dry. In winter, water sparingly for about 1 month. When planting an Agave plant Outdoors, water once or twice a week.
Agave plant will grow in good drainage soil and agave plant prefers sandy or rocky Soil.
Give this plant a little number of fertilizers in the spring during the first two years. Feeding is not necessary for this plant.
During growing season, agave plants like warm temperature, while in winter, they Like cooler temperature.
Agave grow in any size of the container because they are shallow-rooted and do not Require much soil.
The length of the plant is 1 to 20 feet and width 1 to 10 feet.
The best time to prune this plant is in early fall and late summer season. Prune again this plant in the early spring season. Remove damaged leaves of this plant.
|Bloom Time||Only bloom once in their lifetime.|
|Flower color||Yellow, Green, White|
|Plant type||Perennial succulent|
|Size of the leaf||Very large|
|The shape of the leaf||Spiny-edges|
|Soil pH||6.6 to 6.8|
|Required Soil drainage||well-drained|
|Level of Soil moisture||Moist|
|Preferred Soil Type||Sandy or rocky, dry, well-draining|
|Origin/native||Hot region of America|
Read more about succulents
We have an in-depth article on succulents, if you want to learn more about different types of succulents, and how to take care of them.
We also have articles on other spesific succulents here:
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- Agave plant: A brief introduction
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