Blue Agave Americana

Agave Americana
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Stiff blue arching leaves 
  • Eye-catching majestic succulent 
Current delivery method: In-Store Pickup

Deer Resistant Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Cold Hardy Cold Hardy
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 Patio / 8-11 Outdoors
Mature Height: 7 ft
Mature Width: 8 ft
Sunlight: Indoors: Bright Direct Light Outdoors: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Slow
Shape: Plant
Placement: Indoors, Patio, Outdoors

Q: How big do Blue Agaves get?
A: They grow up to 7 ft tall and 8 ft wide, so be sure to leave enough space for them to grow.

Q: How fast does Agave Americana grow?
A: Blue Agaves have a very slow growth rate, it can take them up to 30 years to reach maturity.

Q: Do Blue Agaves survive indoors?
A:  Although they thrive with full sun, they can also survive indoors next to a window with plenty of light and hopefully some direct sunlight.  

Q:  Can you eat the Blue Agave?
A:  Although its core is harvested for its tequila, the leaves are edible and can be made into syrup, and it also has medicinal effects aiding in digestion and lowering cholesterol levels. 

1. Sunlight: Blue Agave Americanas prefer full sun, but they can tolerate locations with partial sunlight as well.

2. Watering: When newly planted, be sure to water your plant 3 times a week for the first month. After it is established, it is drought tolerant and only needs to be watered once a week unless it rains. Make sure you water thoroughly to make sure the bottom roots receive water at every watering. The amount of water per palm may range from 2 gallons for small containerized material to 15 gallons for larger palms. 

Watering varies depending on the time of year and the outside temperature and weather. Here is a guideline for how much to water in any given season:

Winter: (60 degrees or less) no need to water, except for the first 30 days after installation.

Spring: (75 degrees or less) water plant once a week.

Beginning of Summer: (90 degrees or less) 1-2 times a week.

Heat of Summer: (90 degrees and above) 3-4 times a week.

Plants in a container need more constant watering than those planted on the ground. 

Overwatering or bad drainage can cause permanent damage to the roots over time. Placing mulch over the roots can help with water retention. Use caution not to allow the mulch to touch the base of the palm, otherwise it can cause rot.

3. Fertilization: Blue Agave Americanas should be fertilized three times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Use a general purpose blend specific to cacti and succulents, and be sure to follow the instructions on the label. 

4. Soil: Blue Agave Americanas tolerate most soils, as long as they drain well. If necessary, add some sand to the soil mix to help it drain better. 

5. Pruning: It is not necessary to prune your Blue Agave Americana. Some yellowing may occur in the bottom branches as the palm grows, pruning it improves the overall look of the plant, but is not necessary. 

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