Blue agave growing Succulent of the genus agave also known as Agave azul or Agave tequilana, Blue agave 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 9+.

Leaves edible the color green-bluish, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape, the basal rosettes also edible, to eat the basal rosettes need to wait at least 5 years.

Flower edible and sweet the color is yellow, the flowers grow as umbel on stalk, the stalk also edible, and also the buds

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Requirements for Blue agave growing and care:
Better frost free, but can survive frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Recommended planting season?
All year, (in cold climate better in the spring

Pests and diseases:
Blue agave snout weevil, snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

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

Size of the plant?
0.5-2m, (2-6feet) the leaves, and the stalk 4-6 m (12-18 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?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers, the flowers grow as umbel on stalk, the stalk also edible

Pollination is done by:
Moths bats, sunbird, hummingbird

Uses of Blue agave flower:
Alcohol, juice, syrup

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Winter / Spring

How to harvest the leaves?
In the base of the leaf , the leaf need to be almost fully grown to fully grow young leaves (not mature)

Information about leaves:
leaves color can be: green, green-bluish, green with yellow in the edge or green gray, the leaves are fleshy, the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf spiny pointed in the spear shape

Uses of Blue agave leaves:
Cooked, roast, baked

Scientific name:

Agave tequilana

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