Plant Care Whale's Tongue Agave
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Whale's Tongue Agave

Also known as

Whale's Tongue Century Plant

Taxonomy

Agave ovatifolia
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Whale's Tongue Agave

Water

How often to water your Whale's Tongue Agave

Water needs for Whale's Tongue Agave
0.5 cups
every 12

Whale's Tongue 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 Whale's Tongue Agave

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Whale's Tongue Agave in your home

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

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

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

Whale's Tongue Agave does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Whale's Tongue Agave

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

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Care Summary for Whale's Tongue Agave

Whale's Tongue Agave

Whale's Tongue 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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