Plant Care King of the Agaves

King of the Agaves

Also known as

Nickel's Agave, King Ferdinand Agave and King Agave


Agave nickelsiae

How to care for King of the Agaves


How often to water your King of the Agaves

Water needs for King of the Agaves
0.5 cups
every 12

King of the Agaves 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 King of the Agaves

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 King of the Agaves in your home

Light needs and placement for plant King of the Agaves: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

King of the Agaves love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

King of the Agaves does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize King of the Agaves

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for King of the Agaves: 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 King of the Agaves after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for King of the Agaves

King of the Agaves

King of the Agaves

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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