Plant Care Butterfly Agave
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Butterfly Agave

Taxonomy

Agave potatorum
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Butterfly Agave

Water

How often to water your Butterfly Agave

Water needs for Butterfly Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Butterfly 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 Butterfly Agave

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Butterfly Agave in your home

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

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

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

Butterfly Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Butterfly Agave

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

Care Summary for Butterfly Agave

Butterfly Agave

Butterfly 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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