Sunday, 16 October 2016

Agave Americana Agavaceae LENTURY PLANT Care Propagation Guide

Agave Americana Agavaceae also called lentury plant here I have written plant care, propagation and how to grow this plant ,agave Americana medicinal uses and  Agave Americana Agavaceae benefits also.

Agave americana Variegata century plant

A group of succulent plants grown for their “architectural” appeal, agaves are often referred to as century plants because of the mistaken belief that flowers appear only once every 100 years. 
Agave americana Variegata century plant image
Agave americana Variegata century plant image

In reality, plants will flower when they reach about 10 years of age; indoors, this is unlikely. This species grows so big that it can be used as a houseplant only when • ang—the leaves of a fully grown specimen may exceed 6ft/1.8m.

agave americana plant

The plant forms a stemless open rosette of blue-gray leaves with needle-sharp points on the tips, so it must be kept out of the way of rassersby and children, and gloves should be worn when inspecting it. 

Agave americana Variegata plant image

In spite of these drawbacks, this agave is magnificent when grown as a -recimen. Several variegated forms are available.

Agave americana Variegata plant photo

FACT FILE

ORIGIN Mexico.

HEIGHT Rosette to 6ft/1.8m and flower spike to 25ft/7.5m outdoors.

POTTING MIX Soil-based, with coarse sand or perlite added for I drainage.

agave americana mediopicta alba

REPOTTING In spring, move into a pot one size larger; top-dress plants that have reached maximum convenient pot size.

PROPAGATION Detach offsets 3-4in/8-10cm long from the base of the | riant. Leave them to dry for a day or two before potting them up. 

KEEPING PLANTS In good conditions, plants will last for many years. If they flower, the rosette will die.

agave americana variegata mediopicta alba

 Agave Americana Agavaceae plant care guide

  • A sunny position at all times.
  • Minimum winter temperature of 50°F/10°C and normal room temperature at other time is good.
  • Allow top two-third of the soil to dry out before watering.
  • Apply a weak liquid fertilizer every two weeks from early spring to late summer.

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