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Agave Lophantha, Ghaypat - 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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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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Agave species Light grayish green to yellow. Not defined Up to 2 feet. 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Well-drained soil Medium 20 to 35 degree C 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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