|Common Name||Victoria, Blue Agave, American Aloe, Maguey|
|Maximum Reachable Height||3 to 6 feet|
|Flower Colour||Various colors, often with shades of purple-red.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to Medium|
Planting And Care
Agave that is grown in pots require even more grit in the soil and can actually be planted in a cactus mix.
The addition of small rocks or pebbles to the soil increases the drainage capabilities of the container.
Agave plants in containers will require more water than those in the ground and will need to be re-potted every year or so to replenish soil and root prune the plant.
Agave plant care for container-grown plants is otherwise the same and it affords you the ability to bring sensitive forms indoors when temperatures plummet.
Agave Victoriae Care
In partially shaded areas, this plant can be used as a focal point in a desert garden, or in groups as a barrier. The saw-like flat leaves grow from a dense rosette base and spiral outwards.
|Sunlight||Full to partial Sunlight|
|Soil||Use a potting soil mix with a little sand, well-drainage soil.|
|Temperature||15 to 25 degree C|
|Fertilizer||Apply standard liquid fertiliser every two weeks|
Agave Victoriae Special Feature
This plant is known to some as the century plant because it is thought to flower only once every 100 years; however, this is misleading as it usually flowers after 20-30 years of storing enormous food reserves in its leaves and then dies.
Agave Victoriae Uses
- Agave is hardy enough for the most exposed courtyard or balcony
- It makes a dramatic statement in the landscape and is much favored for use in rock gardens
- In many gardens, Agave is best grown in containers
- The gigantic leaf-rosettes of these splendid succulents rank them among the most popular accent plants for modern gardens