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Description for Agave Lophantha, Ghaypat
Commonly mistaken for cacti or aloe plants, Agave is a separate genus with very distinct features. Native to the southwestern United States and Mexico, there are over 200 species of Agave plants.
Planting and care
In partially shaded areas, this plant can be used as a focal point in a desert garden, or in groups as a barrier. The saw-like flat leaves grow from a dense rosette base and spiral outwards.
Caring for Agave Lophantha
- These plants are susceptible to root rot due to overwatering, so water carefullyâ€”too much moisture will kill them.
- Only water when the soil completely dries out.
- They require well-draining soil and prefer a sandy cactus soil mix.
Typical uses of Agave Lophantha
Special features: The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Used externally, it is very effective on burns and sunburn, as well as a variety of skin diseases (eczema, pruritus, psoriasis, acne) it is extremely constructive and protective.
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Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.
Can be kept in semi shade areas
Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star
Amazed us with safe and sound delivery
I have it on my table with a Lucky Bamboo and looks great!