Planting agave. Use a cactus potting mix. Dont feed agave plants. Agaves are extremely easy to grow as long as you keep one important factor in mind. The easiest way to kill a succulent is keeping the soil too wet.
How to grow agave plants planting and caring for an agave plant in a container plant your agave in clay or terra cotta containers with drain holes in the bottom. Each agave plant produces several pounds of edible flowers during its final season. Agave angustifolia the leaves of the carribean agave are pale green in color with a creamy margin and grow up to 2 feet long. The majority of the roots are surface roots and do not require a deep hole if planted when young.
Large agaves are strong background plants planted with smaller slower growing species in the foreground but not so close to walkways that they can cause injury to passersby. The stalks which are ready during the summer before the blossom weigh several pounds each. Agave prefers well drained sandy soils. The leaves may be collected in winter and spring when the plants are rich in sap for eating.
Agave have a large tap root and do not transplant well so choose an appropriate site when planting agave. Since it can take years for an agave plant to produce seed. Once planted agave need very little attention. When dried out the stalks can be used to make didgeridoos.
Do not overwater them. Only 2 feet in diameter this beauty is petite enough for any garden. With a dense rosette and a flower that grows on a spike 10 feet tall it is a must have plant in your garden. Growing agave from seed produces a large number of plants quickly.
Propagation growing and planting of agave propagation from seed. Agave will tolerate any well draining soil but their preference is rocky or sandy soil. In order to help prevent rot make sure to plant agaves in well drained soil avoid clay. Use one medium to large agave as a striking focal point in the ground or a container.
Place your container outdoors in direct sunlight or indoors in front of a south facing window. Roasted they are sweet and can be chewed to extract the aguamiel like sugarcane. Plant agave seeds but leave at least 04 inches 1cm of space between each seed. Broad blue gray leaves with reddish spine tips offer a striking contrast to smaller agaves and red echeveria varieties.