Agave plant growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Agave also known as Century plant, Agave plant perennial evergreen plant, the plant dies after the bloom and the young plant grow instead and also used as ornamental and medical plant also drought tolerant, can grow in desert, subtropical, mediterranean, tropic or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.
Leaves the color green, green-bluish, red, green with yellow, green-gray, green with white, green with orange, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape, in Blue agave and Agave americana leaves edible and basal rosettes also edible, to eat the basal rosettes need to wait at least 5 years.
Flower sweet the color is yellow or pink, the flowers grow as umbel on stalk, the stalk also edible, and also the buds
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Requirements for Agave plant growing and care:
Better frost free, but can survive frost
What is the best way to start growing Agave:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Agave?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Agave:
When is the best time to plant a Agave plant:
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring
Pests and diseases in Agave:
Agave snout weevil, snails, slugs
When is the best time to prune a Agave plant?
How to prune a Agave:
Dead leaves, dead mother plants and stalk
What is the size of a Agave plant?
0.2-4m (0.8-12 feet) the leaves, and the stalk 0.5-8m (2-24 feet)
Growth speed in Agave:
Agave Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Agave:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade ( can grow but it’s not optimal)
It is possible to grow Agave indoor?
Growing Agave is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Agave bloom?
General information about the flower:
Yellow or pink flowers, the flowers grow as umbel on stalk, the stalk also edible
Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird
Uses of Agave flower:
Alcohol, juice, syrup
Edible leaves in some species
When to trim Agave leaves?
How to trim Agave leaves?
In the base of the leaf, the leaf need to be almost fully grown to fully grow young leaves (not mature)
Information about Agave leaves:
leaves color can be: green, green-bluish, green with yellow, green with orange, green-gray, green with white, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape
Uses of Agave leaves:
Cooked, roast, baked