Plant Care Foxtail Agave

Foxtail Agave


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How to care for Foxtail Agave


How often to water your Foxtail Agave

Water needs for Foxtail Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Foxtail Agave needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Foxtail Agave

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Foxtail Agave in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Foxtail Agave: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Foxtail Agave love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Foxtail Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Foxtail Agave in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Foxtail Agave

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Foxtail Agave: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Foxtail Agave after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Foxtail Agave

Foxtail Agave

Foxtail Agave

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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