Agave 'Romani'

SKU: MYBG-CACT-AGAV-ROMA
filler
Rs.450
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 Romani is small sized species with open, pale green rosettes that have a nice red-brown edge to the deeply-channeled leaves.

Agave 'Romani'

Family

Agavaceae

Native

Mexico.

Description

Agave Romani is small sized species with open, pale green rosettes that have a nice red-brown edge to the deeply-channeled leaves. As most hybrids it is quite variable in size and in colour of foliage. There are several clones available. Agave  romani is supposedly to be an old agave hybrid made thanks to Belgium agave collector Jos de Vleeshouder, between Agave filifera and Agave mitis v. albidior. 

It is a is a popular dwarf variegated sport from the aforementioned cross. The new leaves emerge pale green with a mid-green border and dark burgundy-red edges. Over time the leaves fade to creamy white.

Environment

Agave Romani  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 Romani  striking plants are wonderful when used for accent or simply to provide some all year round foliage colour .

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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