Plant Care Black-Spined Agave

Black-Spined Agave


Agave macroacantha

How to care for Black-Spined Agave


How often to water your Black-Spined Agave

Water needs for Black-Spined Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Black-Spined 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 Black-Spined 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 Black-Spined Agave in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black-Spined Agave: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black-Spined Agave love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Black-Spined Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Black-Spined Agave

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Black-Spined Agave

Black-Spined Agave

Black-Spined 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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