Agave Angustifolia Marginata

SKU: MYBG-CACT-AGAV-AUGM
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Rs.510
Pot size: 5"

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Agave

Genus

Yellow

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Low

Maintenance

Medium

Size

Once a Week

Water Requirement

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Agave angustifolia var. marginata, is a handsome, small-medium sized agave with a dense round rosette of leaves borne from a very short trunk 3-6 dm tall.

Caribbean Agave

Family

Aspaeagaceae

Native

Mexico

Description

Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' (Caribbean Agave) is a  medium sized agave - 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide with a dense rosette, rounded in outline, atop a short trunk 1 to 2 feet tall that is usually hidden until plants get some age (about when they bloom!). The 2 foot long leaves are fairly stiff, narrow (2-4 inches) and concave towards the middle with a broad central band colored pale green and strong creamy white margins that often have a flush of pink.

Environment

Agaves need full sun and gritty soil that percolates easily. They can even do quite well when potted but use an unglazed clay pot that will allow evaporation of excess moisture.

Water needs are moderate to light depending upon the heat of the season but the Cactus should be allowed to dry out before irrigation

In growing season they benefit from the application of a granulated time release fertilizer that will provide nutrient to the plant.

Landscape Uses

It is also a popular landscape plant in beach gardens

Agave plants are easy to care, drought tolerant and perennial. They are hardy plants which require full sunlight and gritty soil. Agaves make for one of the best outdoor plants as they are very low on maintenance and can survive the punishing heat in India.

Watering needs to be done sparingly but thoroughly. Water agaves once the soil goes completely dry. Have a drainage hole so as to let the excess water drain out. Over watering can cause root rot in agave so be careful while watering them. Addition of pebbles and rocks increase the drainage capability in a container.

Agave plants need fertilising only in summers when the plant is actively growing. It is best to leave the plant alone in winters. Do not try to repot it during the winters as it does not like getting disturbed.

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