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Agave Potatorum

Agave Potatorum


18-20cm height / 13cm Pot

SKU: agavepot1206
    • Agave potatorum, also known as the Butterfly Agave, is a stunning succulent that captivates with its rosette of broad, bluish-green leaves edged with intricate red spines. This compact and eye-catching plant is perfect for adding a touch of exotic elegance to gardens, patios, or indoor spaces. Its unique shape, resembling an open lotus flower, makes it a standout centerpiece in any plant collection. Agave potatorum is not only visually appealing but also low-maintenance, thriving in full sun to partial shade and requiring minimal water. Ideal for xeriscaping and drought-tolerant landscapes, this agave adds both beauty and resilience to your botanical assortment.

    • 18-20cm in height. 

    • 13cm pot.
    • Agave are a drought-tolerant succulent that can be grown outdoors in the UK. Here are some care instructions for maintaining a healthy Agave plant:

    • Sunlight: Agave requires full sun to thrive. Place your plant in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • Watering: This succulent is adapted to arid conditions, so it is essential not to overwater it. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer), water sparingly, about once every two to three weeks. In the winter, reduce watering frequency to once a month or even less, as the plant goes into dormancy.

    • Soil: Agave prefers well-draining soil to prevent root rot. Use a cactus or succulent-specific potting mix, or create your own by combining regular potting soil with perlite or pumice to improve drainage.

    • Temperature: Agave can tolerate cool temperatures but is not frost-hardy. It is best to protect the plant from freezing temperatures. If you live in an area with harsh winters, consider growing the Agave in a container so you can bring it indoors during the colder months.

    • Fertilizer: Agave does not require frequent fertilization. You can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for cacti and succulents once or twice a year in the spring or summer. Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as this can damage the plant.

    • Pruning: Agave rarely requires pruning. However, if you notice any dead or damaged leaves, you can trim them off at the base using clean, sharp pruning shears. Be careful to avoid the sharp spines along the leaf margins.

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