Agave

Agave

 

Life form
Succulent
Family
Agavaceae
Origin
Mexico, India, the tropics and subtropics of the Americas, found in the Mediterranean.
Easy growing
Easy
Size
Varies from 30-40 cm to 2m depending on the type.
Growth rate
Average
Lifetime
Many years
Temperature
In the summer: 60,8-84,2 ° F. In winter – 50-62,6 ° F.
Moisture
Low
Lighting
Bright light, southern window
Soil
Suitable ground, (must be heavy, but water-permeable) with a small amount of sand. For soil preparation: 3 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts of garden soil, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), bone meal, lime or egg shell (pH 6.8-7 – close to neutral). Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering
Summer is rare, in winter – limited to a minimum.
Fertilizer
Use water-soluble fertilizer, it is enough 2 times a year: in April and July.
Reproduction
Optimal – offspring (young plants), which should not be kept in bright light, in wet sandy soil, occasionally spraying. When propagating by seed growth is very slow. You can plant seeds in the spring. (Queen Victoria’s Agave multiplies only by seeds).
Flowering
At home, flowers are extremely rare.
Features of care
Varieties with motley leaves grow more slowly. Low-growing plants are suitable for hydroponics.
Difficulties
Very rare. Root decay is possible due to excess watering in the cold season.
Air purification
Toxicity
Not poisonous.


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