Plant Care Lion's Tail Agave

Lion's Tail Agave

4.0 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Lion's Tail Agave has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Lion's Tail Agave has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Lion's Tail Agave

Lion's Tail Agave is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 211 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Lion's Tail Agave likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Lion's Tail Agave belongs to the Agave genus, and is native to Mexico.


Agave attenuata

Also known as

swan's neck, foxtail agave, agave blue flame and Agave attentuanta

How to care for Lion's Tail Agave


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

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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 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 🚫.

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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.

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
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Native Region
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Care Summary for Lion's Tail Agave

Lion's Tail Agave

Lion's Tail Agave

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.

What other plant parents say

Lion's Tail Agave has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Lion's Tail Agave has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
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
Gazebbo avatar
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 1,912 XP

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
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 86 XP

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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