Plant Care Sentry Plant

Sentry Plant

4.5 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Sentry Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Sentry Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Century Plant, Century Plant, sentry plant, maguey and American aloe


Agave americana

How to care for Sentry Plant


How often to water your Sentry Plant

Water needs for Sentry Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Sentry Plant 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 Sentry Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Sentry Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sentry Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sentry Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Sentry Plant

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

Difficulty Level

Sentry Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Sentry Plant

Sentry Plant

Sentry Plant

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

Sentry Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Sentry Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Sentry Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Sentry Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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leaf-1 17 Plants
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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.

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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 180 XP

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 180 XP

loves alot of sun and some water

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