Plant Care Century Plant

Century Plant

Also known as

sentry plant, maguey and American aloe

Taxonomy

Agave americana
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Century Plant

Water

How often to water your Century Plant

Water needs for Century Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Century Plant 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 Century Plant

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 Century Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Century Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Century Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Century Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Century Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Century Plant

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

Care Summary for Century Plant

Century Plant

Century Plant


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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