Plant Care Desert Agave

Desert Agave

Also known as

Desert agave, Mescal, Century plant and Maguey

Taxonomy

Agave deserti
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Desert Agave

Water

How often to water your Desert Agave

Water needs for Desert Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Desert 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Desert Agave in your home

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

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

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

Desert Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Desert Agave

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

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Care Summary for Desert Agave

Desert Agave


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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