Plant Care Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

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About Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower with only 15 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Agave demeesteriana 'Variegata'
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Water

How often to water your Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Water needs for Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'
0.5 cups
every 12

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 desmettiana 'Variegata'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

58% Medium

Growing Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 20.5% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 20.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 1st, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Agave desmettiana 'Variegata': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

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

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Care Summary for Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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07/02/2021

Very pretty leaves that are pretty tall

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