Agave colorata

SKU: MYBG-CACT-AGAV-COLO
filler
Rs.500
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Agave

Flower Color

Orange

Fragrance

Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Agave colorata is a small, slow-growing agave featuring 5 to 8 inch wide, rough-textured, blue-gray to brilliant blue leaves with undulating and strongly toothed margins. When mature, the plant blooms in spring with red buds opening to yellow and orange flowers in a panicle on a 10 foot stalk.

Mescal Ceniza

Family

Agavaceae

Native

Mexico.

Description

Agave colorata is a small, slow-growing agave featuring 5 to 8 inch wide, rough-textured, blue-gray to brilliant blue leaves with undulating and strongly toothed margins. It is similar in size and armament to its bovine cousin (Agave bovicornuta), but the blue-grey leaves are wider, with stunning leaf imprints. Leaf imprints develop during the formation of the bud..

This plant rarely forms offsets and sometimes even has a short stem below the rosette. When mature, the plant blooms in spring with red buds opening to yellow and orange flowers in a panicle on a 10 foot stalk. 

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

Strong accent, focal point for desert gardens; oasis and xeric landscape design themes. Great for use around desert and oasis ramadas and patios. Often effectively used in mass or groups spaced at 5 to 6 feet on center.

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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