Agave americana - Century Plant, American Aloe

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Agave americana - Century Plant, American Aloe

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Century plant gets big in its native habitat but as a house plant is not so large. Full sun is the best light exposure. The plant requires regular watering in summer but is kept drier during the winter. Century plant is slow grower that seldom needs repotting, but when needed, March and April are the best months. A porous soil and firm potting is needed. Temperatures between 55 degrees and 70 degrees are ideal.

Propagation is by offsets produced at the base of the plant. These can be removed and potted up in the spring.

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