Agave attenuata is for a long time now a highly-favoured plant among landscapers and gardeners and it is apparent why. Aside from being already attractive on its own, agaves make a beautiful feature plant in planters or garden pots (centerpiece plant) which makes it a great choice in landscape designs. Its extraordinary flower, which can be taller than the plant itself by more than three times, also adds to this plants charm. In this post, we will tell you how to grow Agave.
Aesthetics is not the only reason why agave is a garden favorite. This amazing plant is drought-resistant, which means that it can survive gracefully without much care. Growing agave at home is definitely easy. If you have agaves in garden pots or in planters, you would definitely have one less variety of plant to continually worry about. It’s a tough and beautiful plant needing no extensive care (fertilising, pruning, watering, etc.), making it a great choice as a pot plant, especially for very busy people.
Agave plants are hardy, tough, low maintenance, attractive feature plants that everybody will like in their planters or garden pots. As long as it is protected from drowning in water and frost, you might actually have a chance to see its very unusual and rare flower which, by the way takes 10 to 20 years to develop.
Aside from the outstanding points already mentioned, agave plants are uncommonly stricken by diseases and pests. Agave can survive in a multitude of extreme conditions. That only means that agaves can be under full sun exposure in your garden, faced with powerful winds, planted in rocky or poor soil conditions and still manage to survive. It is an attractive, low-maintenance plant highly-favoured by professional landscapers, experienced and neophyte gardeners alike.
Positioning and Care for Agave in Pots
Agave plants thrive perfectly well when exposed under the sun. Watering it once a week, however, is suggested for better health. They need to dry out too, so it is not a good idea to drown the plant when watering. Proper drainage should be observed. This plant is an ideal feature plant to be placed in a garden or in an open courtyard where it is constantly under the sun. Growing agave in pots is a great idea because one can easily move them safely to avoid frost or floods.