Agave lophantha, Ghaypat - Succulent Plant

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Agave lophantha is a succulent perennial plant that is winter-hardy and easy to care for. This plant can be used in landscapes or grown in containers.
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Agave Lophantha, Ghaypat Plant
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3 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Agave Lophantha, Ghaypat

Plant height: 5 - 8 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

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.

Common name(s): Agave species
Flower colours: Light grayish green to yellow.
Bloom time: Not defined
Max reachable height: Up to 2 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

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.

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 to 35 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Agave Lophantha

  • These plants are susceptible to root rot due to overwatering, so water carefully—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.

References

  • http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=322
  • http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ornamentals/agave-lophantha.html

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5 / 5 Bala 28 June 2018
Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.
5 / 5 Sanjoy Banerjee 28 June 2018
Can be kept in semi shade areas
5 / 5 Nomula Jithender 23 June 2018
Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star
5 / 5 Annie Kashyap 17 June 2018
Amazed us with safe and sound delivery
4 / 5 Priya 14 June 2018
I have it on my table with a Lucky Bamboo and looks great!
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