Plant Care Maguey

Maguey

4.5 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Maguey has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Maguey has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Century Plant, Century Plant, Sentry Plant and American Aloe

Taxonomy

Agave americana
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Maguey

Water

How often to water your Maguey

Water needs for Maguey
0.5 cups
every 12

Maguey 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 Maguey

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 Maguey: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Maguey love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Maguey does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Maguey in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Maguey

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Maguey 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!


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Care Summary for Maguey

Maguey

Maguey


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

Maguey has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Maguey has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Maguey has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Maguey has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Asslynn avatar
@Asslynn
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 2,590 XP
globe Dallas, TX
09/12/2021

I decided to dip my toes into houseplants, he was one of my first plants and has survived for almost 3 months. Granted they’re fairly easy plants, but I have indeed killed some fairly easy plants.

Survivor Survivor
Iamreal avatar
@Iamreal
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 207 XP
04/28/2021

i cant wait till this plant gets to 5 feet high and wide

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Iamreal avatar
@Iamreal
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 207 XP
04/28/2021

loves alot of sun and some water

Survivor Survivor

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