Plant Care Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

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Agave Attenuata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Agave Attenuata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Lion's Tail Agave, Lion's Tail Agave, swan's neck, foxtail agave, agave blue flame and Agave attentuanta


Agave attenuata

How to care for Agave Attenuata


How often to water your Agave Attenuata

Water needs for Agave Attenuata
0.5 cups
every 12

Agave Attenuata 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 Agave Attenuata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Lion's Tail Agave in your home

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

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

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

Agave Attenuata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Agave Attenuata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Agave Attenuata: 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 Agave Attenuata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Agave Attenuata is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

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.

What other plant parents say

Agave Attenuata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Agave Attenuata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Agave Attenuata has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Agave Attenuata has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@gazebbo avatar
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 1,912 XP

This plant needs decent light. Maintenance commitment requires a power wash monthly to remove bugs. A good indicator is to peel your eye for spiders (which are good! They remove bugs) so the plant is not infested. Use a moisture meter to see how the plant / soil / pot reacts to watering which should be every 12-14 days.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@tristian avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 86 XP

Doesnt grow much but VERY easy to take care of. this thing refuses to die. have had it for at least 10 years and we have yet to change the soil or pot.

Survivor Survivor

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