Plant Care Agave Virginica

Agave Virginica

Also known as

False Aloe, False Aloe, Rattlesnake master and Virginia agave


Agave virginica

How to care for Agave Virginica


How often to water your Agave Virginica

Water needs for Agave Virginica
0.5 cups
every 12

Agave Virginica 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 Virginica

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 False Aloe in your home

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

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

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

Agave Virginica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Agave Virginica

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

Difficulty Level

Agave Virginica is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Agave Virginica

Agave Virginica

Agave Virginica

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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