Plant Care Lion's Tail Agave
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Lion's Tail Agave

3.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Lion's Tail Agave has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Lion's Tail Agave has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

swan's neck, foxtail agave and agave blue flame

Taxonomy

Agave attenuata
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Lion's Tail Agave

Water

How often to water your Lion's Tail Agave

Water needs for Lion's Tail Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Lion's Tail 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 Lion's Tail Agave

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 Lion's Tail Agave in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lion's Tail Agave: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lion's Tail Agave love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Lion's Tail Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lion's Tail Agave in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lion's Tail Agave

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Lion's Tail Agave is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
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Growing Outdoors
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Care Summary for Lion's Tail Agave

Lion's Tail Agave

Lion's Tail 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.

What other plant parents say

Lion's Tail Agave has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Lion's Tail Agave has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Lion's Tail Agave has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Lion's Tail Agave has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Gazebbo avatar
@Gazebbo
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 643 XP
06/24/2021

This plant needs decent light. Maintenance commitment requires a power wash monthly to remove bugs. A good indicator is to peel your eye for spiders (which are good! They remove bugs) so the plant is not infested. Use a moisture meter to see how the plant / soil / pot reacts to watering which should be every 12-14 days.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tristian avatar
@Tristian
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 86 XP
05/25/2021

Doesnt grow much but VERY easy to take care of. this thing refuses to die. have had it for at least 10 years and we have yet to change the soil or pot.

Survivor Survivor

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