Woolly Plant Inspirations | Agave
Agave (Agave ssp.)
Sun: Full grown Agave’s can handle the full sun. Young Agave’s may need a little shade or filtered sunlight. If they are going to be in full sun- give them water!
Zone: Agaves like it hot! They do well in zones 5-10, just be sure to select the right plant for your zone- not all Agave’s can live in zone 5.
Soil: Agaves like well-drained soil. When planting in planters or pockets a mixture of equal parts of potting soil, native, soil and pumice should be used.
Water: In the warm or hot months of summer Agave’s really benefit from a lot of water. Since they are succulent and native to the desert they can go some time without water. However, a watered Agave is a happy Agave!
Habitat: They are actually related to hostas not cactus! They are a succulent perennial with fleshy, thick leaves.
Tip: Perfect for planters and pockets because Agave’s need aeration to the roots and they can be grown in any size container because of their shallow roots and tolerance of over-crowding.
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