How to grow Agave filifera

Agave filifera growing Succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave also known as Thread agave, Agave filifera 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 8+.

Leaves color green-bluish with hair on the edges, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape

Agave filifera flower

Flower color is pink and yellow, the flowers grow as on stalk.

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Requirements for Agave filifera growing and care:

Frost free

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

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves, dead mother plants and stalk

Size of the plant?
0.3-0.9m, 1-3 feet leaves, and the stalk 1.5-2m (5-6 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
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:


Bloom season:
Autumn / winter

General information about the flower
Yellow pink flowers, the flowers grow on stalk

Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird

Scientific name:

Agave filifera

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