Agave congesta growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave also known as Century plant, Agave congesta perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color green with red spines on the edges, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny red pointed in the spear shape.
Agave congesta flower
Flower color yellow, the flowers grow as on stalk.
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Requirements for Agave congesta growing and care:
Frost free, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring)
Pests and diseases:
Agave snout weevil, snails, slugs
How to prune:
Dead leaves, dead mother plants and stalk
Size of the plant?
0.6-1m (2-3 feet) the leaves, and the stalk 2-3m, 6-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow flowers, the flowers grow on stalk
Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird