Agave americana - Succulent Plant

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.
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1Agave americana - Succulent Plant
23 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Agave americana

It is very impressive when big, with its bold structure, and beautiful form. On the rare occasion when it finally blooms, it is a complete show stopper; The stalk bolts to the sky and the showy flowers grace the neighborhood. The average lifespan is around 25 years.

It has a spreading rosette, about 4 m wide, of gray-green leaves up to 6 ft. long, each with a spiny margin and a heavy spike at the tip. It works beautifully as a single large specimen and also when planted amass with other agaves. Tough and particularity indestructible this Native beauty should be in anyone drought tolerant landscape.

Works particularly well when planted with ornamental grasses nearby.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Blue Agave, American Aloe, Maguey
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 6 feet
Flower Colour Greenish yellow
Difficulty Level Easy to Medium

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Agave americana care

    Growing agave is easy if you plant the right variety in the right location. Agaves need full sun and gritty soil that percolates easily. They can even do quite well when potted but use an unglazed clay pot that will allow evaporation of excess moisture.

    In spring they benefit from the application of a granulated time release fertilizer that will provide nutrient needs for the season. Many varieties of agave will die after blooming and then produce pups or offshoots from their base to replace themselves.

    On varieties where the parent plant does not die after flowering, it is a good idea to get long handled pruners and remove the spent bloom. After establishment, neglect is actually how to grow agave and produce happy plants.

    Sunlight Bright, south or south-east light. If natural light is not adequate, you can supplement with a nice natural white fluorescent bulb.
    Watering
  • When the soil is dry it is time to water.
  • Dry climate, outdoors: Water every two to three days when warm and sunny.
  • Humid, cool or indoors: Water every week.
  • During the fall and winter months, the plants should be watered less frequently in order to promote blooming.
  • Soil Use a potting soil mix with a little sand; good drainage.
    Temperature Agave americana 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.

    Agave americana special feature

    This plant is known to some as the century plant, because it is thought to flower only once every 100 years; however, this is misleading as it usually flowers after 20-30 years of storing enormous food reserves in its leaves and then dies.

    Agave americana uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Agave americana is hardy enough for the most exposed courtyard or balcony
    • Agave americana makes a dramatic statement in the landscape and is much favoured for use in rock gardens
    • In many gardens Agave americana is best grown in containers
    • The gigantic leaf-rosettes of these splendid succulents rank them among the most popular accent plants for modern gardens

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Agave americana ?

    Agave americana is commonly known as Blue Agave, American Aloe, Maguey

    How tall do Agave americana grow?

    On average Agave americana grows 3 to 6 feet

    What color are Agave americana ?

    A Agave americana plant bears flowers of color Greenish yellow

    How hard is Agave americana to grow?

    A Agave americana is Easy to Medium

    How much sunlight does a Agave americana need?

    A Agave americana prefers Bright, south or south-east light. If natural light is not adequate, you can supplement with a nice natural white fluorescent bulb.

    How much water does a Agave americana need?

    A Agave americana prefers watering

  • When the soil is dry it is time to water.
  • Dry climate, outdoors: Water every two to three days when warm and sunny.
  • Humid, cool or indoors: Water every week.
  • During the fall and winter months, the plants should be watered less frequently in order to promote blooming.
  • What kind of soil does a Agave americana need?

    A Agave americana prefers Use a potting soil mix with a little sand; good drainage.

    What temperature does a Agave americana like?

    A Agave americana prefers Agave americana 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.

    How often should I fertilize my Agave americana ?

    To encourage Agave americana growth, Apply standard liquid fertiliser every two weeks during the active growing period. Do not fertilise the plant during the resting period.



    Reviews

    Saturday, 01 February 2020

    Can this grown in hot places.

    swarnalatha

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!

    Girija Chandramouli

    Sunday, 24 November 2019

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    Saturday, 16 November 2019

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    Mrs.Maya Mahesh Pangam.

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    This plant is exactly what I wanted.

    Fernandes

    Saturday, 09 November 2019

    This plant is very easy to grow.

    Barika Bhagya

    Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

    ravi prakash tripathi

    Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    Darshit Mehta

    Friday, 18 October 2019

    Very nice plant but price is ok

    Charvi

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    This plant can be planted in a simple pot.

    Arnab Nag

    Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Adite Nair

    Monday, 30 September 2019

    Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price

    Atanu Sarkar

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Amazed us with safe and sound delivery

    mayskar

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall

    Namrata Mishra

    Wednesday, 06 June 2018

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

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    Friday, 01 June 2018

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    Sunday, 20 May 2018

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

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    Sunday, 20 May 2018

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!

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    Thursday, 17 May 2018

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    Alka Devi

    Monday, 14 May 2018

    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?

    Surinder Singh

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    This plant initially takes time to grow.

    Md Thlauhthang

    Sunday, 06 May 2018

    I m really impressed with this plant properties.

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    Friday, 16 March 2018

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    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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    Thursday, 17 August 2017

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    Joshi Prisy

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.

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    Monday, 22 May 2017

    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments

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    Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Absolutely superb in every way

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    Monday, 19 December 2016

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    Gaurav Narwania

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    Thanks the plant is growing well

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