This agave is highly variable in form, but in general, the rosettes are small and compact, composed of short, rigid, thick leaves that are green with a pattern of distinctive white markings. The markings are generally along leaf keels or margins, giving a sort of polyhedral appearance.
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 neighbourhood. 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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Victoria, Blue Agave, American Aloe, Maguey
Maximum Reachable Height
3 to 6 feet
Various colours, often with shades of purple-red.
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 re-potted 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.
Agave potatorum cv Ouhi 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.
Full to partial sunlight
Use a potting soil mix with a little sand
15 to 30 degree C
Apply standard liquid fertiliser every two weeks
Agave potatorum cv Ouhi 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 potatorum cv Ouhi uses
Agave is hardy enough for the most exposed courtyard or balcony
It makes a dramatic statement in the landscape and is much favoured for use in rock gardens
In many gardens, Agave 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
When to trim Agave plants?
Agave plants don't need trimming unless they have diseased or damaged leaves.
What are Agave plants used for?
Agave nectar, a syrupy sweetener used as a sugar alternative. traditional Mexican alcohol is made by fermenting the sap of the inflorescence stalk. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.
Can Agave plants survive winter?
Yes, Agave plants survive in winter.
How to grow Agave plants?
Consider the following points to grow a plant. 1. Pot size up to 5-7 inches upper diameter inch with a drainage hole.
2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.
4. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Do Agave plants need sunlight?
Yes, Agave needs 4-6 hrs of direct bright sunlight a day.
Do Agave plants need water?
Yes, Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Do Agave plants have deep roots?
Agave have a large taproot. The majority of the roots are surface roots and do not require a deep hole if planted when young.
When to plant Agave seeds?
Generally, seeds are not used to plant agave but You can plant Agave seeds in the spring season(February-March).
When do Agave plants bloom?
Agave plant bloom in summer(March-June).
What do Agave plants look like?
Agaves are all stemless or nearly so, with strappy, succulent leaves that end in sharp points. Foliage tends toward a blue-green to gray-green depend upon varieties. When the plant matures, a tall, flower-stalk grows out of the plant's center.
What is Agave plant good for?
Agave plant is good for making ropes, cordage, twine, fishing nets, doormats, rugs and the short fibers are used for making mops, brushes.
Why is my Agave turning yellow?
The main reasons of Agave turning yellow are as follows 1.Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.
Are Agave plants succulents?
Yes, Agave plants are succulents.
When to plant Agave?
You can plant Agave in spring(February-March)season.
Are Agave plants hardy?
Yes, Agave plant is hardy.
When to transplant Agave plants?
1. After purchasing plants if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly. 2. When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July.
Is Agave plant a cactus?
No, Agave plant is succulent.
Does Agave plant die after blooming?
No, Agaves are not truly monocarpic since they do not really die completely. They survive by producing pups as their original rosettes of foliage die.
How to plant Agave?
To grow Agave plant through cuttings consider the following points
1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (3-4 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
What are other names of this plant?
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.
Monday, 25 November 2019
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