Agave desmettiana 'El Mirador's Gold'

SKU: MYBG-CACT-AGAV-DEMG
filler
Rs.750
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Agave

Flower Color

Yellow

Fragrance

Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Agave desmettiana 'El Mirador's Gold' is a medium sized upright agave that forms an upright urn-shaped rosette with linear leaves. The leaves are green to bluish green in the middle with a wide, yellow margin on both sides of the leaf.

El Mirador's Gold

Family

Agavaceae

Native

Mexico.

Description

Agave desmettiana 'El Mirador's Gold' is a medium sized upright agave that forms an upright urn-shaped rosette with linear leaves. It grows upto 1 m height. The Thick, fleshy leaves are linear to lanceolate. They are green to bluish green in the middle with a wide, yellow margin on both sides of the leaf.

This cultivar is similar to Agave desmettiana 'Variegata', but the yellow leaf margin is much wider.The width of the yellow margin on one side is about 1/5 to 1/4 of the leaf width. The leaves are glabrous (hairless) with a waxy bloom. Leaves are spineless along the leaf margin, but the tip ends in a sharp, reddish brown prickle.

Agave El miradores will bloom every few years with spectacular 3m spike with golden flowers, often producing many pups that are easily removed and grown.

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

A variety of Agave that has spectacular form for landscaping with its octopus like striped leaves

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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