Agave Horrida perotensis Cactus Plant


Pot size: 5"
Sale priceRs.410.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days




Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season





Once a Week

Water Requirement


With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor


Product Description

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

Agave Horrida perotensis






Agave horrida subsp. perotensis is a succulent plant that forms a solitary compact rosette of pale green to dark green leaves with large brown spines and leaf margins on new leaves that attractively turn grey-white with age. Compared to the species, variety perotensis is a slightly bigger plant with a denser rosette to 40-60 cm tall by 90 cm across bearing more leaves that are a darker green.

Blooms appear lumped together in pairs on short branches in a spiralling sequence on the upper third of a 3-5 m tall slender tapering inflorescence. The flowers are purple to yellowish-red or green, 35-40 mm, long. Tube shortly funnel shaped, 3-4(-5) mm long, lobes, equal, 15-16 mm long on a short peduncle.


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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