Plant Care Shaw's Agave
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Shaw's Agave

Also known as

Coastal agave, Coastal agave and Shaw's agave

Taxonomy

Agave shawii
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Shaw's Agave

Water

How often to water your Shaw's Agave

Water needs for Shaw's Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Shaw's 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 Shaw's Agave

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Coastal agave in your home

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

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

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

Shaw's Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Shaw's Agave

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

Care Summary for Shaw's Agave

Shaw's Agave

Shaw's 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.

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