Plant Care Mescal


Also known as

Century plant or maguey, Century plant or maguey, Desert agave, Century plant and Maguey


Agave deserti

How to care for Mescal


How often to water your Mescal

Water needs for Mescal
0.5 cups
every 12

Mescal 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.

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 Century plant or maguey in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mescal: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mescal love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mescal does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mescal

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

Care Summary for Mescal


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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