The Dirty Gardener Tropica Century American Aloe, 10 Seeds
Tropica - Agave (Century Plant, American Aloe, Maguey (Agave Americana) - 10 Seeds. Worth knowing: As an ornamental plant, the genus Agave (Greek: the magnificent one) can be found in all Tropical and sub-Tropical areas. It occurs in the Mediterranean area so often that people mistakenly believe that the plant is indigenous to this region. The agave is a succulent tub plant, very easy to care for. It is completely undemanding and doesn't need a "green thumb" being cared for. It has been known as a tub plant since 1561. Origin: Central states of the USA to the northern areas of South America. Propagation: The seeds can be started indoors throughout the year. Leave the flat seeds to soak in water at room temperature overnight and push them about 1 cm deep into moist cultivation soil afterwards. Germination should happen after 3 to 10 weeks. Place / Light: The agave loves bright and sunny locations. It should not be moved outdoors before mid-April. Care: Agaves are adapted to hard living conditions of desert-like regions and do need very little water. There's absolutely no need to worry if they are at times left without being watered for 4 to 5 weeks. The root area should dry up first before watering again. Provide the plant with tub plant fertilizer every 14 days from March until September. Pests on the plant can almost be ruled out completely. Agaves are monocarpic plants meaning their life ends with flower formation. It takes the plant about 10 to 20 years to flower in the South and about 30 years within our latitudes. Cutting out the flowering stem will end the process. Winter period: A winter garden is ideal for overwintering. A bright room in the basement, free from frost will also do for the Agave. Now and then, temperatures may also drop down to the freezing point. Bonsai Suitability: No.
- An ornamental cactus which blooms at the end of it's long life
- Can be tucked into rock gardens or planted in tubs
- Grows best in dry, arid conditions
- Easy to grow and requires little maintenance