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Unknown agave

Posted by dogboy7 Atlanta GA (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 2, 06 at 20:27

Can someone please ID this plant for me. I received it as a present, and it came with a plant care label that identified it as a cactus, which I knew was wrong. If I can get an ID, then I'll know how to properly care for it.

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RE: Unknown agave

century plant. full sun, treat like any other aguave.

RE: Unknown agave

Agave americana (century plant) is a possibility., But so is A. scabra and several other species. Agaves are often very difficult to identify when young.

Care: water when dry. Use very quick draining soil. Give it as much sun as possible. Practice benign neglect: leave it alone and it will thrive.

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