Agave angustifolia 'Marginata' (Caribbean Agave) is a medium sized agave - 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide with a dense rosette, rounded in outline, atop a short trunk 1 to 2 feet tall that is usually hidden until plants get some age (about when they bloom!). The 2 foot long leaves are fairly stiff, narrow (2-4 inches) and concave towards the middle with a broad central band colored pale green and strong creamy white margins that often have a flush of pink.
What will you get: -
Plant height= 14 inch
Plant spread= 8 inch
· Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light.
· Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
· The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.
· Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
· Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
· Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
· During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
· Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
· When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
· Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
· Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
· Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
· Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.