Plant Care Agave Cactus

Agave Cactus

Taxonomy

Leuchtenbergia principis
Leuchtenbergia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Agave Cactus

Water

How often to water your Agave Cactus

Water needs for Agave Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Agave Cactus 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 Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Agave Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Agave Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Agave Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Agave Cactus

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

Care Summary for Agave Cactus

Agave Cactus

Agave Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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