Agave Geminiflora

SKU: MYBG-CACT-AGAV-GEMI
filler
Rs.300
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Agave

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Agave geminiflora (Twin-flowered Agave) is an single, short-stemmed, dwarf agave with narrow, dark green unarmed leaves that are very flexible.

Twin-flowered Agave

Family

Agavaceae

Native

Mexico.

Description

Agave geminiflora (Twin-flowered Agave) is an single, short-stemmed, dwarf agave with narrow, dark green unarmed leaves that are very flexible. The leaves can grow to 60 cm in length and unlike the other agaves are not armed with thorns around their edges. Instead each leaf looks as if it is exuding tangled white threads. These leaves, which often number 100-200, cascade from the centre of the plant forming a very symmetrical, compact, dense rounded solitary rosette and somewhat broader. 

The species name 'Geminiflora', meaning "twin flowered" is in reference to the flower pairs. Mature geminiflora plants form very tall flower stalks. The impressive, branchless, on beautiful erect flower spike may stand 8′ to 12′ feet high emerging from the center of the plant. The flowers are 5 or 6 centimeters long. The flower colors are greenish yellow with a reddish or purple blush. The flowers grow in pairs on either side of a tall, straight unbranched spike.

Environment

Agave 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

Agave Geminiflora is a very nice looking small plant that can work very well in containers in small spaces.

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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