succulent plant native to Mexico, widespread throughout the Mediterranean area and in many temperate places around the globe. It forms dense basal rosettes of fleshy, triangular, arched leaves, 100-150 cm long, 15-20 cm wide, bluish-green in colour, or variegated in creamy white.
The plants can reach the two metres of height and are very long-lived, the specimens of 15-20 years of age produce a panicle-like inflorescence, carried by a stem tall even 2-3 metres, formed by tubular flowers of a light yellow colour; after the flowering, the plant dies, leaving many basal buds which develop as single plants. The plant is edible and is used cooked, or raw in folk medicine, the sap rich in sugar is used as a diuretic syrup, or is fermented to produce tequila.
place the agaves in a sunny, very luminous place; usually they can bear temperatures close to -10°C, but only for short periods, therefore in areas with very cold winters they are to be sheltered with tnt, or placed in cold greenhouses. The agaves can be cultivated also in container, in this case they hardly exceed the metre of height.
- Agave are monocarpic or pluricarpic multi-year or perennial succulents. They have large leaves, most of the time rigid and succulent. Often there is a very pointed thorn at the top. The …
- succulent plant native to Mexico; it produces a wide rosette of succulent leaves, tall up to 60-80 cm and wide even 100-150 cm; the leaves are elongated, rigid and fleshy, very thick, with a very high…
- Succulent plain native to Central and South America, very well adapted to Mediterranean climates, is well known especially for the particularity of blooming a single time, just before the first day of the…
- For some time now they have been naturalized in the Mediterranean area, and also in Italy they find their place in the botanical gardens, but also in the flora that constitutes the Mediterranean maquis in its natural state; the…
these plants are satisfied with the rains, and can easily withstand even long periods of drought. If grown in pots, they need sporadic watering from March to October. During the vegetative period, it is possible to provide fertilizer for succulent plants every 20-30 days.
use a very well drained soil, rich in sand and coarse-grained material, to allow greater drainage. Usually, they prefer slightly acid soils. The specimens in container are to be repotted every 3-4 years, paying attention not to damage the roots.
the seeds are buried in spring, in seedbeds which are to be kept humid and in a sunny place. Usually, the agave propagate by removing the basal suckers, which they root very easily.
American Agave, Giant Agave, Garden Agave – American Agave: Pests and Diseases
watch out for aphids and cochineal.
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- Die Agave agave americana gehört zur Familie der Agavaceae und ist ein saftiges Klavier, Original des Messico und der Diffusoren.
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